Hill's Spelling Blocks

Object Number: 
2000.286
Date: 
1858
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 2 1/8 x 7 5/8 x 9 5/8 in. ( 5.4 x 19.4 x 24.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on the label: "HILL'S/ SPELLING BLOCKS/ PATENTED OCT. 12, 1858/ CAN BE USED TO SPELL/ ALL WORDS IN GENERAL USE,/ Set up Short Sentences, numerate any number in Figures, &c./ B begins Bible, Bottle and Bowl,/ B begins Bat to make Ball roll./ S. L.
Description: 
Set of twenty cube blocks painted red or white with numbers or letters painted on all six sides; wooden box with an applied label with the letter "B" and things that start with b such as a bat, a basket the bible, etc.; label inscribed, "HILL'S/ SPELLING BLOCKS/ PATENTED OCT. 12, 1858/ CAN BE USED TO SPELL/ ALL WORDS IN GENERAL USE,/ Set up Short Sentences, numerate any number in Figures, &c./ B begins Bible, Bottle and Bowl,/ B begins Bat to make Ball roll./ S. L. HILL, SOLE MANUFACTURERS WILLIAMSBURGH NY".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group