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Object ID 001130

Object Name Marvelous Wondergraph

Object Desc Artistic contraption that makes swirly designs contained in a black and beige box.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000992a-d

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Toy Window Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords toys,E.I. H. Co.,Marvelous Wondergraph,drawing toy,

Title Marvelous Wondergraph

Description The box has four parts. A: Is the cover and the only writing and image is on the top of the cover. It has the name of the item and a picture of what it is and how it works. It also has the company logo in the lower left hand corner. Along the bottom of the cover it states that is is patent by the U.S. and other countries. The other sides of the cover are covered up by black tape. The back side of the cover contains nothing. The bottom of the box (b) does not have any labeling. With in the box it contains (c) the writing utensil that gets attached to (d) the moving compartment that makes the creation of swirls. both C and D are made out of wood and metal. When the two objects are attached, one only has to move the small circle in order to create a design. There is a piece of yarn attached between the three cirlces that helps move the writing untensil when it is attached to the other pieces.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.75

Length 13.25

Width 8.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details 8.75 x7 inches for (d). 9.5 x 4.5 inches for (c).

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker E.I.H. Co.

Maker Details Born in 1843 in Brooklyn, New York, Horsman learned the import business at a young age, earning $2.00 weekly while employed by the New York importers Paton & Co. By 1865, at the ripe age of 22, Horsman was in business for himself, and importing high-quality dolls from Germany, which he assembled and sold, as well as designing and manufacturing sporting goods. While the E.I.H Company was not the first to produce Teddy Bears, it was the first to coin the phrase, shortening it to its modern form from the previously apostrophized "Teddy's Bears" in 1906. The change obviously stuck! These items, along with the high-quality dolls such at the "Can't Break 'Em!" and "Babyland Rag Dolls" that had been the lifeblood of the company since the 1870s, made a fortune for Horsman, and by the early 1900s the company was selling hundreds of thousands of the items.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY992a-d



Date JAN 5,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes The cover of the box, has a lot of wear and the sides of it have been taped. A lot of edge wear for the box in all. The equipment inside are in good condition, but a lot of ink stains on the wood.

Date JUN 12,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes Boxes were stacked on top of this on a shelf and the pen tip inside the box went through the top box lid creating at hole at upper right quadrant.


Date JAN 5,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 11 from Room 1, Shelf 10 - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 7,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, shelf 12 from Room 1, Shelf 11 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 10 from Room 1, Shelf 12 - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 18,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Toy Window Exhibit from Cabinet 1, Shelf 10 - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 18,2015

Summary Status change

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