This week, I continued working on the window that will be installed in the community room of the Metuchen Library. As I mentioned in the post on March 21, Jerome Lemelson was constantly writing in his sketchbook. In choosing images to include in the window I am making, I wanted to use easily recognizable toys that I could make in bright, eye-catching colors. The image that he submitted for a patent for this "wheeled action toy" was a black and white sketch (see below) but I remember having one of these, with its bright yellow wheels, as a kid. Until I started reading about Lemelson and his inventions, I never thought about all the details that went into such a simple toy but you can see it in his sketch-- all its parts clearly noted. He figured out not only how to make it appealing to kids (with that cute little guy that bounces up and down as the toy is wheeled along) but also how all the parts worked together.