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Object ID 000712

Object Name Jumpy Tinker

Object Desc Blue, red, yellow, white, green and cream cardboard "Jumpy Tinker" game box. Manufactured by The Toy Tinkers of Evanston, IL. Toy Tinkers Inc. was started by H. Pajeau in 1914 with the release of TinkerToys. In 1920 the company began to branch out.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000678a-g

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Game


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 1, Shelf 6

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords games,toys,Toy Tinkers Inc.,Jumpy Tinker,

Title Jumpy Tinker

Description Blue, red, yellow, white, green and cream cardboard "Jumpy Tinker" game box. Manufactured by The Toy Tinkers of Evanston, IL. Box contains 2 playing boards (printed on lid and bottom of box), one ring launcher, two cardboard rings, a wooden ring catcher and one cardboard star playing piece.


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Height 0

Length 11

Width 5

Depth 1

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Box is 11 inches long, 5 inches wide and 1 inch deep. Wooden ring catcher is 10.5 inches long and .5 inches wide. The ring launcher is 5.5 inches long and 1 inch wide

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Toy Tinkers

Maker Details Evanston, IL

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY000678a-g



Date APR 7,2013

Summary Fair Condition

Assessor Katherine Dickey

Notes Box in poor condition--entire front side secured with multiple pieces of magic tape. All square edges ripped and worn. Corners rounded and expose cardboard. Coloring and labeling still clear. Small rip in bottom right corner of box lid. Small rip on middle bottom edge of box bottom. Ring catcher missing one post, other posts are loose. The second 5-point value post is chipped or broken, indicating that it was once higher than it is now. First cardboard ring is bent nearly in half. Water damage on top of ring launcher.


Date AUG 6,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 6,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 6 from Toy Window Exhibit - automatic entry by admin