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American Fire Department: A Sectional Picture Toy

Object Name: Picture puzzle
Date: 1882
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Medium: Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: Container (box): 1 1/2 × 7 1/2 × 9 3/4 in. (3.8 × 19.1 × 24.8 cm)
Place made: North America, U.S.A., Springfield
Description: "American Fire Department: A Sectional Picture Toy" with five chromolithographed picture puzzles of fire vehicles including a Hook and Ladder, Chemical Wagon, Steam Pumper, Fire Patrol Wagon and a pumper in a wooden box with an applied paper label; box cover chromolithographed with fire fighters at a burning building, one on a ladder, one holding a rescued child and one holding a trumpet; box cover lithographed with the inscription, "AMERICAN/ FIRE DEPARTMENT/ A SECTIONAL/ PICTURE/ TOY/ PATENTED MAY 30. 1882/ MILTON BRADLEY & Co./ SPRINGFIELD, MASS."
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.422
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Marks: lithographed: on the box cover: "AMERICAN/ FIRE DEPARTMENT/ A SECTIONAL/ PICTURE/ TOY/ PATENTED MAY 30. 1882/ MILTON BRADLEY & Co./ SPRINGFIELD, MASS."