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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 lithographed 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; 54 total pieces; box cover depicts fire fighters at a burning building, one on ladder, one holding rescued child and one holding trumpet; box cover printed with, "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."