We’ve been having a lot of fun with Tinkertoys lately. Leo got a set for his 4th birthday and it came at just the right time. Today I found an old “Direction and Idea Book” from 1959 (made by The Toy Tinkers, a Division of A.G. Spalding & Bros. Inc., Evanston, Illinois). The little drawings are hilarious. It tells you, in a humorous way, not to get them wet how you can fix them when they break.
I’ve got three different sets of instructions that I’m posting (each is four pages long — clicking on the images should give you a bigger-than-screensize image that you can build from).
I’ve just added PDFs for all these manuals. If you enjoy them enough, why not add a $1 or $2 to our “Tinkertoy Manual Fund” — we’ll post & scan new manuals as we find them! Or maybe we’ll just buy an ice cream cone!
The full basic manual (and donation link) is below
The intermediate-level manual is here
and the advanced manual is here
(click on photos to link to larger images from the basic manual)