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When I was eight or nine years old, my uncle (in Philadelphia) gave me an Electric Build-It Set made by the Jim Prentice Electric Game Company of Holyoke MA. Once, while visiting my mother's family in Holyoke, my parents took me to the Jim Prentice plant and I bought some spare parts for my kit. That kit got me started in electricity and electronics, and I have been working in that field for over fifty(!) years.
George Caplan <gmcaplan@gmcaplan.org>
Acton, MA USA - Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 07:06:45 (MST)



Re Chutes Away: I have this game bought originally new. Also have another, both in original box, but one is incomplete. Got them down from attic on Thanksgiving and I and my 50 year old son relived this great game. Looks like I'll be selling these as wife wants to start lightening up. Can't find instructions so am looking. Found your site via Google. Thanks.
Curt <curt_whitney@msn.com>
Cullowhee, NC USA - Friday, November 25, 2016 at 10:19:35 (MST)



A great toy story is discovering a twoness with toys. They are more then toys.
Kyle Oleynik <goldbays@vfemail.net>
Huntington Park, CA USA - Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 13:37:55 (MDT)



Sam I just want to say thank you for this website. I grew up in the 60's. Both mom and dad worked, but they gave my sister, brother and myself wonderful Christmas's and birthday's. I had a great childhood. Seeing a lot of these toys is like a time machine for me. Simply great memories. Thank you again. Have a great day.
Peter S.
USA - Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 18:55:17 (MDT)



I still have the Arnold Palmer Indoor Golf Game from 1968 I was a kid when I got it as a Christmas Gift ,I'm now looking for a buyer. The game is in Grade A shape looks like it was never used or use only a few times. all parts are still with it and It's still in its box.
Robert Stamm <bobsservicesnumber2@gmail.com>
Albany, N.Y. USA - Friday, July 01, 2016 at 19:50:13 (MDT)



Talk about bringing back memories! I had a lot of the toys that you own now. Gave away my AURORA RACE CAR SET a little after the AFX type of cars came out. Thought I was too old. (circa12 or 13). Had A JOHNNY LIGHTNING 500 race car set but it was awful. Parents gave my LIONEL TRAIN SET to my nephew. The engine would blow out smoke with two guys shooting at each other on the caboose! DC current. How did we survive back then? I won't bore you with the toys that we both owned at one time (except the Give a show projector). *smiles* I am 56 you must be around that age, huh? Thanks again.
Gene
USA - Friday, April 01, 2016 at 18:51:06 (MDT)



As of today I stumbled upon this site. Very recently I purchased a box full of interesting electronics mainly for the assembled radio components on a board from a Salvation Army store. As it turns out It is most of the booklets and kits from the American Basic Science Club Inc. There are some components missing however and I need to research it further. Thank you for posting this site.
Paul Nichols <pntink@gmail.com>
Everson, WA USA - Monday, March 28, 2016 at 01:33:07 (MDT)



I needed the Kaboom instructions so I could give my 25 yr old game to neighbors kids. I didn't want them to fight over it. Thanks for your help.
Sherrie <shull5@windstream.net>
Rimersburg, PA USA - Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 17:54:41 (MST)



This is this sort of a fantastic web page. I genuinely appreciate all the hard work you've got set into it.
Eloisa <eloisamcclain@wildmail.com>
Niederbottigen, NA Switzerland - Friday, February 12, 2016 at 16:05:54 (MST)



I enjoyed seeing your web page. I still own my 1960s era Mattel Power Shop and still occasionally use it for working on small items. Now that I am learning Solid Works 3D modeling software, I intend to make a slightly modified replacement Jigsaw Block using a 3D printer; the original plastic jig saw blade retaining clip broke many years ago.
Robert Cuny <rc90mm@Yahoo.com>
Schaumburg, Il USA - Tuesday, February 02, 2016 at 23:11:36 (MST)


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