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Object ID 000662

Object Name Pull toy train

Object Desc Small wood and metal toy train manufactured by Toy Tinkers Inc. of Evanston, IL. Model dated to 1924. Toy Tinkers Inc. was started by H. Pajeau in 1914 with the release of TinkerToys. In 1920 the company began to branch out and manufacture other toys.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000630

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Toy Window Exhibit

Object Date 1924

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Toy Tinkers Inc.,trains,toys,pull toys,wood toys,

Title Pull toy train

Description Small wood and metal toy train manufactured by Toy Tinkers Inc. of Evanston, IL. Constructed using rounded pieces of wood and flat pieces of cut steel. Four rounded red wheels, one thin steel wheel (front). Brown stained chimney on front of engine. Metal pieces painted yellow and green (passanger motif). Rounded pieces of wood on top and bottom of toy stained red and black. Long cord with round red knob attached used to pull-train along behind the user.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4

Length 13.5

Width 0.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Train is 4 inches tall (4.25 inches if measured to chimney), 13.5 inches long without the cord and .5 inches thick across the top.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Toy Tinkers Inc.

Maker Details Evanston, IL

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY630



Date APR 2,2013

Summary Excellent Condition

Assessor Katherine Dickey

Notes Dusty, wood stain is fading. Very light rusting along edge where metal meets wood. Cord is discolored--knot near top. Pin connector between the engine and the passanger car is rusted, paint chipped along twisted metal edges. Gloss on stained portions almost completely worn off.