12 Sep. 1983|
Guillow balsa wood airplanes and gliders,wood burning tools and tips,wooden hot tub build,basswood craft boxes - PDF Review
Guillow toy airplanes have been around for over 60 years providing millions of youngster's fun and enjoyment letting their imagination soar.
If this toy doesn't meet your standards or there is a child's toy you're looking for that Town Square Toys doesn't carry, email us and let us know!! The first product line of balsa wood airplanes was of WWI biplane fighters that sold very well right up to the mid 1940s. During WWII, balsa wood was harder to get since it was being used to produce life rafts and life jackets for the war.
Today, these classic toys are used by millions of kids and adults, and they make for great summer fun.
The first official aircraft flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright had occurred in 1903, only 23 years prior. Model builders then were forced to use paper cardboard and pine, though not always successfully. But the 1950s saw a renewed interest in balsa wood airplanes – an interest that continues today.
As a result, Guillow’s model airplane kits were very much in demand, making it necessary to move his toy company to a larger place, and again to an even larger one in 1933, to the present location at 40 New Salem Street in Wakefield, Massachusetts.