I remember when I was in 5th grade my friend's dad was my homeroom teacher and this is the kind of tree that he had. I used to set it up for him and I thought it was the oddest tree ever! I had never seen one like that before and I couldn't figure it out really. To me it was like I was putting garland on for the branches! They are pretty cool and very expensive now if you find one. Good luck in your search for a new one.
"You used up all the glue on purpose!"-A Christmas Story