Posted on 30 August 2010.
There was a line of toy cars – some based on the original Model T from Ford – that didn’t really have a name until 1924. On March 11, 1924, Tootsietoy was officially registered as a trade mark. That same year, the company that made the toy cars changed their name from Dowst Manufacturing Co. to the TootsieToy Company. The change was said to be because of Mr. Dowst’s granddaughter. Whatever the reason, from this point on the model cars became more popular than ever.You can find more on 1924 TootsieToy cars here.
For book lovers, you may not know there is a 1924 first edition of Box Car Children that varies from the later (1942 and 1950) editions by Rand McNally. The book is supposedly very rare. One has to wonder if it’s because the story was so much different than later editions? Whatever the reason, if you’re in a bookstore and see a copy of a 1924 edition of Box Car Children, pick it up!
Also in 1924, the 16 pack of Crayola Crayons was introduced – much to the delight of children and the chagrin of parents who had to pay more for all the new colors. Those parents must have imagined that surely the box of crayons could get no larger than 16! Little did they know the wax crayons would be available in packs of 64 or more colors. In 1924, however, the 16 pack of Crayola Crayons was the big news.
If you know of other toys from 1924, leave a comment below and let us know.
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