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Kids’ Model Airplane, 1929

By: Ardis E. Parshall - April 18, 2010


The ZBs and ZGs — Zion’s Boys and Zion’s Girls — of 1929 had a play day when they built and flew model airplanes. I love the antique flavor of the shapes in this familiar modern toy. Feel like a family air show now that spring is here?




  1. Loving the (I bet completely unintended) irony of your post, Ardis!

    I shall print out and assemble two, just so we don’t forget what an aeroplane looks like, and we can play bombing volcanoes into submission at work tomorrow :-)

    Comment by Anne (U.K) — April 18, 2010 @ 7:42 am

  2. I love the names Zeebees and Zeegees and their monograms. The plane is just icing on the cake, after that.

    Comment by Mina — April 18, 2010 @ 8:23 am

  3. Be sure to serve volcano fudge cake for dessert, Anne.

    And Mina, I’ll look up the patterns for cutting and interweaving the monograms and publish them just for you.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — April 18, 2010 @ 8:42 am

  4. Oh, this is nice. No more buying these things for the kids to discard after one day of fun. We’ll have the kids make them. Then they will discard them after a day of fun. And when they come asking three months later “Where did our planes go?” we’ll say “I don’t know. But you can make some more yourself.” Fun.

    Comment by Bruce Crow — April 18, 2010 @ 8:47 am

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