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Spool Tractor

The Spool Tractor

Another of our less expensive toys for classroom use the spool tractor is generally available in bulk lots only. These are a great toy, but we caution that these probably came into use around the beginning of the 20th century. Just wind it up and watch it go.

Our Partner Cyril Hobbins in England writes...
"For extra fun try using a pair of spool tractors, then make paper cones to cover them; use coloured pens to make them look like robots and you can play ROBOT WARS! I find that paper plates slit half way & bent up and glued work just fine for making the cones. HAVE FUN!"

For Assembly Instructions for Spool Tractor
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Click Here to see a video demonstrating the Spool Tractor. Just wind it up and watch it go. It is rather amazing just how well they perform!
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