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Object ID 003495

Object Name Tinkertoy container

Object Desc Tinkertoy container with lid.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003131a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Donation

Accession Date JUL 25,2015

Credit/Acknowledgement Dan Chudnow

Location Toy Window Exhibit

Object Date 1942

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords toys,Tinkertoy,Toy Tinkers Inc.,

Title Tinkertoy container

Description Tinkertoy cylindrical cotainer. The Wonder Builder. Has wooden spools and rods inside of container-10 red cardboard pieces, one plain cardboard piece, 11 spools, 6 long pieces, 11 medium pieces, and 33 short/broken pieces. Faded white background-now rather yellow. Red and blue trim/logos.

Collector Dan Chudnow

Approx Collection Date

Height 11.75

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 2.75

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker The Toy Tinkers, Inc.

Maker Details Located in Evanston, Ill. Charles Pajeau was the creator of Tinkertoys, and based the toy off of watching his children playing. Was first introduced at the 1914 American Toy Fair, but had limited interest. In 1915, there was more interest, due to better marketing. In the 1920's, the company started branching out with other types of toys. 1910-1985, then 1985-present.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3131



Date JUL 25,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Rachel Niswander

Notes Chipped label. Label is also discolored.


Date JUL 25,2015

Summary Status change

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

Date JUL 25,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Toy Window Exhibit from Toy Window Exhibit - automatic entry by admin