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Crandall's District School Blocks

Object Name: Figure set
Date: 1867
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Medium: Wood, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 2 7/8 x 9 3/4 x 6 1/8 in. ( 7.3 x 24.8 x 15.6 cm )
Place made: North America, U.S.A.
Description: "Crandall's District School Blocks" with eight painted, articulated figures including seven students, a schoolmaster, his desk, a dog, a "DUNCE" sign and five books; figures fit into nine tongue and groove bases; all in a wooden box with metall inges across the back; paper label applied to lid inscribed, "CRANDALL'S IMPROVED BUILDING BLOCKS./ CRANDALL'S/ DISTRICT SCHOOL/ PATENTED FEBRUARY 5th 1867 RE-ISSUED MARCH 30th 1875 & MAY 4th 1875./ PATENTED OCTOBER11th 1875. PATENTED JANUARY 25th 1876."
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.243
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Marks: lithographed: on the lid: "CRANDALL'S IMPROVED BUILDING BLOCKS./ CRANDALL'S/ DISTRICT SCHOOL/ PATENTED FEBRUARY 5th 1867 RE-ISSUED MARCH 30th 1875 & MAY 4th 1875./ PATENTED OCTOBER11th 1875. PATENTED JANUARY 25th 1876."