Early 1900’s Tin Lighthouse Windup Toy with Four Airplanes

This item appeared on ebay recently and became an instant hit. On the ebay website it was described as: DESCRIPTION: This is a very unusual and rare early aviation airplane toy called “Light-house Aero-Planes”. It is marked on the toy and box “Mfgd. By Valentine Sandberg N.Y. Pat. Appd. For”. Included is a partial original box, lighthouse tower, 4 […]

Did You Gain Weight Over Christmas?

  The following story from the Victoria Times-Colonist caught my attention yesterday: Heavier Riders Force Capacity Cut on Washington State Ferries   A takeout from the page reads: British Columbia had the fast ferries. Now, Washington state has the fat ferries.   On Dec. 1, U.S. Coast Guard vessel stability rules raised the estimated weight […]