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Object ID 001054

Object Name Arkitoy Play Lumber

Object Desc Arkitoy Play Lumber toy architect game. Box has a picture of a boy and girl building diferrent objects like a bed, chair, and windmill. G.B. Lewis Company.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000928a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Toy Window Exhibit

Object Date 1928

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Arkitoy (brand),G. B.Lewis Company,construction toys,toys,architectural toys,blocks,building blocks,

Title Arkitoy Play Lumber

Description Removable lid (b) says "Be A Toy Architect Arkitoy Play Lumber." There is a picture of two kids sitting in front of a fire place building diferent toys. There is a bed, a chair, a tractor, a table, and a windmill. Lid says "Build any toy you want Patent Pending." Side of box says "No. 3 Set" and "A Product of G.B.Lewis Company Watertown, Wisconsin. U.S.A." Lid is orange and yellow. Box(a) is divided into three differnent sections. There is a can that says "Pry off this cover with a screwdriver." There are 45 red and green building pieces in the first section. There are also 6 red wheels. The second section has 75 red and green building pieces. The third section has three long brown bases. There are 50 red and green building pieces. There are three red wheels.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.25

Length 12.25

Width 10

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker G. B.Lewis Company

Maker Details The G. B. Lewis Co., manufacturers of beekeepers' supplies, shipping crates, etc., have let the contract to Chas. Huenefeld for the addition of another story to their factory in Water Street which will give them 7800 square feet more floor space, the building being 60x130 feet. When completed all the packing and shipping will be done in this building, and the brick building to the north of the factory will be used exclusively for storage purposes. An addition 12x20 feet is also being built on the rear of their office building, the increased business of the company demanding more office room. When these improvements are completed the Lewis Co. will have one of the largest factories of this kind in the world, and their products are sold all over. This is one of Watertown's most important industries, and under its present management the business has been greatly increased.

Maker Mark


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Date NOV 3,2013

Summary Poor

Assessor Rachel Baker

Notes Box is all taped and the colors are fading.


Date AUG 20,2015

Summary Status change

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

Date AUG 20,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Toy Window Exhibit from Room 1, Shelf 5 - automatic entry by admin