Model Building Blocks

Object Number: 
2000.368
Date: 
1870
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 3 1/4 x 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 in. ( 8.3 x 22.2 x 29.2 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "MODEL/ BUILDING BLOCKS/ PATENTED MARCH 22, 1870/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. NEW-YORK"
Description: 
"Model Building Blocks" set of 53 wooden building blocks, mostly flat and rectangular, some baluster shaped in a wooden box with a paper label appled to the top; label chromolithographed with a boy and a girl building a castle out of blocks; box top lithographed with the inscription, "MODEL/ BUILDING BLOCKS/ PATENTED MARCH 22, 1870/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. NEW-YORK"; paper intruction booklet.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group