It's interesting what draws one's attention in a museum. The Welbike stood out to me because I had never seen one before. On the other hand, the contraption to the right brought back a strong and deep family memory - riding a Flexible Flyer sled! Did you have one when you were growing up? Initially, I thought someone had built a motorcycle from a Flyer, but it turns out that Briggs and Stratton Flyer Buckboards were produced from 1919 to 1923 in Milwaukee, WI and were intended as basic, short-distance, economical transportation. They were not toys!
I couldn't get the tune out of my head after I saw these skates! Notice the two "keys" in the lower right-hand corner?
We had a set of these wooden alphabet blocks. I remember them so distinctly, down to the ribbed surfaces behind the painted letters. Funny how certain things stick with you!
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But humor could also be found in numerous places throughout the museum. This was my favorite.