The balls & rockets are stored in his base and there is a Compass down there too. Two acrylic balls, usually about 1.5" in diameter connected with a string. The idea was to hold the string, ring or paddle, and get the balls klacking each other - to eventually get the balls to travel in an upward arc to hit each other at a position. Taken off the market due to accidents with kids hitting each other with the hard balls.. Black plush body with rubber face, hands and shoes. Was introduced during the year of the Civil War Centennial. Large masonite board with paper litho - measures 26" x 20". Two plastic wands were included with magnets on them which would allow you to move the people and car about the house.
You would use the controller to fly the copter around in a circle and have it swoop down to retrieve items or figures with the hook beneath the helicopter. Seven guns in one, which included: Grenade Launcher, Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher, Anti Bunker Missile Launcher, Armor Piercing Shell, Rifle fires 10 Bullets, Slide Bolt Action Machine Gun, Detachable Cap Pistol which fires shells. I still have my original gun from the set I had as a kid. Contains shell-firing pistol with attachments: stock, scope, silencer - which all converts into a rifle.
Mattel made several versions, mostly with a rescue theme. Secret message decoder, code book with booby trap, wallet, passport, currency and business cards.
These is a hidden dagger that slides in the one side. Case can be booby trapped to explode (fire a cap) if opened incorrectly - and it will shoot a shell when you press secret trigger.
Originally the case came with a piece of black tape in the inside of each hinge of the case. These were cars that you wound up and let go - when it crashed against something, you could just put them together and start all over again.
This is a significant achievement, and one that is beyond the normal scope of our daily work.
The collection By cataloguing and digitising the slides we now have a very detailed understanding of our collection, and where they came from.
This is a big collection, especially when compared to other parts of the collection such as fine art which contains around 8,000 items. Some of these smaller storage boxes are over 100 years old and covered with handwritten labels.
The collection has historical and artistic importance but has been overlooked for many years. The heyday for magic lantern slides was between around 1870-1910, when they became a popular form of entertainment and education at public events, by religious and community groups, and in the home.
The biggest surprise was the date of slides between 19, which is much later than is typical.
The second surprise is that many of them are from the early days of RAMM, when the Royal Albert Memorial Institute comprised the museum, a technical school, art gallery and library.
Our collection includes lecture sets used by staff in the University College on topics such as ‘human physiology’, while others are the private lecture sets of members of the ‘University College of the South West of England College Field Club and Natural History Society’ which focus on Natural History.