I recently unearthed this one-page ad for a cigar box building contest in a January 1924 issue of Science & Invention magazine. The publication challenged its readers to create new things from empty boxes. Of course, a one-string cigar box violin is the first to be mentioned. Also curious are the projector, filing cabinet and toys.
Hmm... maybe there should be a CigarBoxGuitars.com Cigar Box Contest. We could splurge and offer a whopping $100 in prizes! LOL. What do you think?
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