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eshop at Ohsay USA's web store for Made in America products
One of the products Ohsay USA sells is Made in America Jump Ropes. A more complete list of their products is provided by Made in America Secrets, to review their list click here.

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Think Globally Starting With the USA

You demand American quality. You welcome hard work. You applaud heroism. You are America.

Our country is full of manufacturers, inventors and craftsmen who believe in the American dream and risk everything to make their mark in American history.

We believe OHSAY USA is the Lewis & Clark of goods. We are mapping our way across the states looking for companies that have been here since the 1800's and who are inventing the next great American innovation.

Since Americans want quality goods for honest prices we are featuring new products every few days for the best value possible.

Join the Made in America Club email alerts to save some cash on featured products and support the millions of citizens who have jobs because their company stayed in the USA.

eshop at Original Washers's web store for Made in America products
One of the products Original Washers sells is Made in America Washers Games. A more complete list of their products is provided by Made in America Secrets, to review their list click here.

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Our mission at Original Washers, from our inception, has been to produce a quality handcrafted game-set that would last for generations, and at an affordable price. Convenient handles and it's light weight makes our game easy to bring anywhere!

In this world of fiberboard and plastic we have chosen to create a game that will not only look good, but endure the test of time. We began as a small business, and we are growing quickly, with a majority of our orders coming from referrals and reorders by customers who are happy with the workmanship, and enjoy playing the game. Many sets are ordered as gifts for family and friends.

Regulation, large metal washers for the game Washers - Six included in every set.
Original Washers is an exciting game that can be played by adults and children of all ages, and in effect brings people together. It is a great game for family-gatherings, tailgate parties, or anytime two or more people just want to play a really fun game! There may be an Original Washers Tournament someplace near you this summer, so now is the time to sharpen your skills. If you are interested in starting a tournament in your area, you may contact us for more information.

More people playing WashersDepending upon what area of the country you live in, this game may be called by other names. It is also known as Washers, Texas Horseshoes.Washer Pitching. Washer Toss, Washoes, and Holy Boards among others. Whatever you call it, and wherever you live, you want the best quality and value. Purchase your Original Washers Game today, for yourself or as a gift, and be prepared for hours of fun! We will ship directly to your start warming up you arm!

eshop at PaJaggle's web store for Made in the USA products
One of the products PaJaggle sells is Made in the USA Games. A more complete list of their products is provided by Made in America Secrets, to review their list click here.

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While fiddling with a couple pieces of wood, we found that placing a piece of wood into a unique socket provided some inherent good feeling. That good feeling spawned an idea to create a game.

Today, Pajaggle? has evolved to a patent pending race puzzle game that focuses on the basics of spatial recognition and the many benefits that result from playing Pajaggle?. From Pajaggle? Boards to playing e-Pajaggle, our Pajaggle? games are designed so everyone can play.

Our passion for creating Pajaggle? games is never ending and the enjoyment that we have been able to bring to every generation is truly rewarding. We created a simple game that everyone could play and we look forward to seeing more and more customers enjoy the game.

We look forward to creating more and more games, and more and more fun with Pajaggle?.

So whether you're a three year old granddaughter, a 23 year-old student, a 40-year old engineer, or a 90 year old grandfather, Pajaggle? has been designed so that Everyone Can Play.

Pajaggle? (pa-jag-gul). The game that thinks it's a puzzle. Pajaggle is collection of challenging games of fun made in America that brings people together regardless of age.

eshop at Paul K Guillow's web store for Made in America products
One of the products Paul K Guillow sells is Made in America Airplane Model Kits. A more complete list of their products is provided by Made in America Secrets, to review their list click here.

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The Guillow model airplane company had its beginnings as Nu Craft Toys in 1926. The company was founded by Paul K. Guillow, a World War I U. S. Navy Aviator. His experience as a Navy pilot kindled in him a great interest in aviation and eventually lead to the creation and marketing of a line of small balsa wood, shelf model construction kits of famous World War I combat aircraft.

In 1927 Charles A. Lindbergh flew the Spirit of St. Louis from New York to Paris, France on the first successful solo flight across the Atlantic. National interest in all matters pertaining to aviation peaked. With that came the success of his card game The New Lindy Flying Game Paul K. Guillow found his model airplane kits in great demand.

The company which originally started in the barn of the family home soon required a larger facility and subsequently was moved to the second floor of a service station in downtown Wakefield, MA. In 1933 his rapidly expanding business was again moved to its present day location at 40 New Salem St., Wakefield, MA. Then started operating under the name of Paul K. Guillow, the business sold its first shelf model kits to a national chain and was besieged with orders catapulting Paul into his role as a major player in the balsa model industry.

The first line of Guillow balsa shelf model kits offered consisted of 12 different W.W.I biplane fighters with 6 wing spans that retailed for 10? each. Each kit contained a 3-view plan, balsa wood cement, 2 bottles of colored dope, a strip of bamboo for wing and landing gear struts, all in all a great value even in those distant days. For several years up to the mid 40's, this initial line of balsa shelf model kits sold well all over the country and, during the time, many more models were added including a line of 50 wing span models that sold for $1.50.

Paul Guillow, as a recognized authority on aviation history, supplemented his production of model airplanes with the publication of four aviation books. His first in 1941, Tom's Book of Flying Models was followed by Flying Models - How to build Them in 1942, Building An Airplane in 1943 and his final Flying Model Airplane Plans in 1944.

During the Second World War most of the balsa wood was being diverted for military use in the production of rafts and life jackets making it nearly impossible to acquire. Balsa wood comes from Ecuador and the war effort and German U-boats conspired to make life difficult for balsa model builders. This did not deter Paul from supplying his customers with model kits. Anxious to build the new WWII aircraft Hellcats, Avengers, Mitchells, Mustangs, Messerschmitts, Stearmans, Corsairs and Lightnings model builders were forced to switch to paper cardboard and pine although not always successfully. Guillow also served the war effort by supplying the armed forces with a number of drone aircraft to help U.S. gunners sharpen their skills.

Post war prosperity and the new plastic models caused a decline in the stick and tissue business. With plummeting sales in the kit business Guillow's concentrated on producing inexpensive hand launched and rubber powered gliders.

A dozen new gliders were merchandised in a large variety of attractive displays to suit the needs of all customers from the mom and pop stores to the larger department stores. In the 1950's a resurgence in the demand for stick and tissue kits brought new prosperity to Guillow's.

Paul K. Guillow passed away in 1951. His widow Gertrude H. Guillow incorporated the company and became both President and Treasurer. With the help of Paul's brother Roscoe and Earl Smith as officers of the company William Colwell production manager, Lou Andrews design engineer, they carried on Paul's dream. In 1953 the Jetfire glider was introduced as the first glider to be mass-produced and packaged on a high speed packaging machine.

This new technology enabled Guillow's to keep up with the booming economy and place its gliders in the up and coming chain stores. As America's war veterans had children of their own, the baby boomers started to become model airplane builders. Guillow answered their call by producing hundreds of thousands of flying model airplane kits to satisfy their building and creative needs. As the 60's approached, Guillow's furthered their marketing by introducing many different counter and floor stand displays, using their vast assortment of hand launched and rubber powered toy planes.

Not all of Guillow's customers were happy and devoted to their new hobby as stated by this excerpt from a letter, dated 7/14/59, that still hangs in the lobby of Guillow's today -

I think that you have the lousiest planes made from the lousiest wood (please take this as an insult). If you make planes like that put extra parts in them so I can fix the broken, rotten, lousy, dirty, crummy airplanes... if your planes aren't better I will sew you for fraud. Sincerely, Robert Higgins... P.S. drop dead!

Fortunately, Guillow's has millions of loyal and satisfied customers and has received many complimentary letters over the years.

Mrs. Gertrude Guillow retired as President in 1980 and was succeeded by Earl Smith as President. Retiring in 1983 Earl passed the gavel to Vice President William Colwell with National Sales Manager Alson Smith becoming Vice President. William Colwell retired in 1989 promoting Alson Smith to President and Thomas Barker and John MacDonald to Vice President. In 2009 Alson Smith returned to National Sales Manager and promoted Thomas Barker to the position of President.

In the mid 1980's Guillow's diversified its business and entered into the promotional products industry by custom printing messages on the wings of inexpensive hand launched gliders. With the purchase of Tiger Incorporated in 1994, Guillows acquired foam products to enhance this division of its business.

In early 1998, Guillow purchased long time competitor Comet Industries/North Pacific of Chicago. This purchase transformed Paul K. Guillow, Inc. into one of the worlds largest toy airplane manufacturers and created one of the most complete lines of flying toys available, as seen in the pages of this web site.

Paul Guillow's dream still lives on in the company today as we continue to strive to keep young and old happily building and flying toy and hobby airplanes models. For the past 85 years nearly every American boy, girl and young at heart have enjoyed the inexpensive balsa wood gliders of the Paul K. Guillow Company. Sunny afternoons flying Guillow gliders have created fond memories and helped imaginations soar.

In the past 85 years we have gone from one mans dream to a leader in the toy industry! With our continued growth we now have state of the art machinery and facilities to produce millions of planes a year !!

We would like to thank you for your past support and hope to continue our relationship for many years in the future.
The New Lindy Flying Game: 1927

Glider Display: 1943

War Effort Slug 1943

Flying Model Kit 1949

Sub Crasher Kit Model 1949

Wood Workers 1952Original Super Ace 1953

Shipping Room 1957

eshop at Puzzle People's web store for Made in America products
One of the products Puzzle People sells is Made in America Animal Puzzles. A more complete list of their products is provided by Made in America Secrets, to review their list click here.

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The Puzzle People was started in 1972 by Michael Smith, who was at the time a probation officer, working at a teen detention center. One Christmas Michael made a wooden USA map puzzle for a young nephew, and came to realize there was real satisfaction in making wooden puzzles as well as the potential for earning a living. Within a year he had shifted over to full-time puzzle manufacturing and sales.

Two major events occurred in 1978: Michael and Pat met, and Michael opened his first store on newly constructed Pier 39 in San Francisco. Through the doors came not only tourist customers, but buyers for mail order catalogs as well. Over the next decade the little business grew, adding major catalog clients, wholesale accounts, employees, and several puzzle stores. In 1983 Pat accepted Michael's proposal and an early retirement offer from her high-tech job so she could join Michael in a log cabin near the beautiful North Fork of the American River. In 1994 the first grandchild was born, and suddenly traveling to trade shows became less appealing. We've enjoyed the pace and travel involved in being larger, but once we found out how much fun grandkids are, we decided to slow down a bit. After so many years of meeting the public in our retail store, Michael and Pat are starting a new adventure. We have moved our workshop and home to a beautiful redwood grove near Philo , California . The Grove has been in the family almost 50 years ? our children and grandchildren have been coming here since they were tots. We will continue to make puzzles for our web store (we really enjoy making them!), but expect there will be plenty of time for Scrabble, reading, traveling and fishing!

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Puzzle People of California
PO Box 536
Philo, CA 95466

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