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Object ID 001045

Object Name Old Town Model Kit

Object Desc E. Suydam and Company Old Town Model Kit. Box has several different kits shown. There is the Old Town, New Diesel House, 1887 Passenger Depot, and Union Ice Co. model kits.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000919a-e

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General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 1, Shelf 5

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords E. Suydam and Company,model kits,toys,railroading,trains,

Title Old Town Model Kit

Description Old Town Model Kit. Removable lid (b) has "Manufactured by E. Suydam & Company" "Box 55" "Duarte, Calif." and "Formerly Ayres Scale Models." There are also 5 pictures of model kits from the company. Side of lid says "Suydam" "Kit 571' "Ho" "$4.95" "Old Town" and "Saloon-General Store-Blacksmith Shop. "Box (a) has 35 pieces insideto make the buildings. There are three instruction sheets inside box. There is Blacksmith Shop (c), General Store (d) and Plugged Nickel Saloon (e).


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Height 1

Length 7

Width 12

Depth 0

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Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker E. Suydam and Company.

Maker Details Founded in 1950 by E. Suydam, the Ed Suydam & Co., and 6 other model companies are all now a part of Alpine Division Scale Models, L.L.C.. Our manufacturing plant is located in Cerritos California and our mailing address is in Artesia California. We use quality wood, steel, mat board, plastic, brass. Our models are designed for the model train-plane-ship-car builder, dollhouse collector and architectural student. We also do custom buildings, small orders, special requests and orders by the Box Car Load.

Maker Mark


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Date OCT 25,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Rachel Baker

Notes Box is torn a little.


Date OCT 25,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 3 from Room 1, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 5 from Room 1, Shelf 3 - automatic entry by admin