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Object ID 000992

Object Name Dump Truck

Object Desc Orange wooden dump truck. Front of truck is painted red and natural wood color. Creative Playthings toy.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000872

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hallway Shelf 1

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords dump truck,wood toys,Creative Playthings,toys,

Title Dump Truck

Description Orange dump truck with red painted on the front of truck. There are two sets of black wheels. On the bottom of truck the words "Creative Playthings Made in U.S.A" written on it.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.5

Length 7

Width 3

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Creative Playthings

Maker Details Creative Playthings was an educational toy store and catalogue that was established by Frank and Theresa Caplan in 1945. The goal of Creative Playthings was to provide simple and beautifully designed toys to promote a child’s creativity and imagination. The original Creative Playthings store was located at 102 West 95th Street in New York City (which they eventually moved to Madison Avenue and 72nd Street). Initially, Frank Caplan made hardwood building blocks himself to sell in their store, often cutting and sanding the sets while parents waited in the shop. He then added animals, people, vehicles and other toys. Caplan believed that providing unpainted abstract forms that emphasized shape, color and texture, as opposed to lifelike details, would stimulate a child’s imagination. In collaboration with Martha New, Caplan also designed sets of large plain maple cubes that young children could rearrange into various forms and furniture.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY872



Date OCT 3,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Rachel Baker

Notes Scratches and writing on truck.


Date OCT 16,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1 from Hallway shelf - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 7,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 12 from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 8,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway Shelf 1 from Room 1, Shelf 12 - automatic entry by admin