School: Loughkeeren

Location:
Knockatemple, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Anna M. Warde

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Homemade Toys - A Pop Gun

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0120, Page 121

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To make a pop gun one must get a piece of boartree six inches long and six inches of steel. Pare off the outside skin of the boartree. Make a hole through the piece of the boartree. Cut out about three inches half way through, leaving an inch and a half at each end. Fill up the hole at one end with a piece of stick. Put one end of the steel against the stick and bend the other end of the steel and put it against the other and of the boartree. Put a small stone in the hole that is not filled. Pull the steel and the stone will go.

Patrick Commins
Rathruane
Bohola

Collector
Patrick Commins
Gender
male
Address
Rathrowan, Co. Mayo
Language
English