Originally published in 1919, this book provides instructions on how to construct toy trucks, boats, trains, and windmills, as well as trays, candlesticks, and biscuit cutters - all out of used tin cans! An instructor of Decorative Metal Working at Columbia University's Teachers College in New York City, Thatcher made clever, durable creations using simple tools and materials. His design methods were tested by wounded soldiers from World War One. This book includes over 100 helpful diagrams and black & white photographs. Paperback. 214 pgs.