Sunday, 9 June 2013

Harry Carmean's handmade toy gun

Harry Carmean's father was an engineer and a builder and so taught Harry from an early age how to design and build things. The family didn't have much money (being post Depression) so Harry made most of his own toys himself, including this beautiful gun that he carved out of wood, complete with a spinning cylinder. Carmean's attention to detail and keen observation is evident in this early hand carved object. Looking back, Harry has stated that he was always glad he didn't have a lot of toys because it forced him to make his own fun, and in that way fostered more creativity.

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