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Object ID 001301

Object Name Box of Toy Money

Object Desc Box of educational toy money.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001115a-n

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 1920

End Year Range 1930

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords money,educational toys,Ideal School Supply Company,toys,boxes,paper money,

Title Box of Toy Money

Description Box of educational toy money. Box (CMY1115a) is yellowish colored cardboard on the outside with no color on the inside. Lid (CMY1115b) has a red printed top. Reads: "Toy Money, The Ideal Line, I SS Co, Made in U.S.A, Ideal School Supply Co-Chicago, Il. 5500". There is also "1.00" written in ink. Printed image in red of ornately dressed little girl in hat handing coins to market boy in exchange for produce; she stands next to a baby carriage and produce. Inside box are 8 cardboard containers (CMY1115c-j) to seperate paper money. The paper money is divided the following way: (CMY1115k) - 18 $1 bills (CMY1115l) - 4 $2 bills (one ripped) (CMY1115m) - 6 $5 bills (CMY1115n) - 3 $10 bills Paper money is rolled by denomination inside the cardboard containers. Each bill is cream colored with green print on the front and back with the words "educational toy money", "Ideal School Supply Co. Chicago", and the denomination.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0

Length 8

Width 6

Depth 1

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The above measurements refer to the box with lid (CMY1115a-b). The following refer to the containers (CMY1115c-j) and toy money (k-n). (CMY1115c-j) - 3" in length, 2" in width, 1" in depth (CMY1115k-n) - 6" in length, 2.5" in width

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Ideal School Supply Company

Maker Details Company based in Chicago Illinois. Created educational supplies for children and schools.

Maker Mark I SS Co (in circle)


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Image Caption CMY001115a-n

Description Box of Toy Money


Date JAN 22,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Box (CMY1115a-b) is in fair condition with minor scrapes in cardboard and 2 tears with tape. Cardboard containers (CMY1115c-j) are in good condition with no tears. Paper money (CMY1115k-n) is folded and rolled. One of the $2 bills is ripped. Some money may be missing because denomination totals are odd.


Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 5 from Room 1, Shelf 17 - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 2,2015

Summary Status change

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

Date AUG 2,2015

Summary Location change

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