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Creator:
F. Ad. Richter & Co.
Title(s):

Patent stone building box no. 5.

Additional Title(s):

Patent stone building box no. five

Title from side of box: Richter's patent stone-building-box

Title from side of box: Brevet Richter boîte à construction

Title from side of box: Anchor building box

Title from side of box: Boîte à construction à l'ancre

Cover title: Patent building bricks of real stone in three colors

Published/Created:
Rudolstadt : F. Ad. Richter & Cie., [approximately 1885]
Physical Description:
1 set of building blocks (63 pieces) : stone ; various sizes, in wooden box 16 x 23 x 5 and 1 volume
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199.F2 P38 Flat A
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
The underside of the box lid illustrates "Model for repacking the bricks, no. 5."
The stones are from Richter's "Alte Folge" (Old Series), of the 20 mm guage (KK). See: Hardy.
"C. Walther inv."--Box top.
For a detailed history and description of the Richter sets, see: Hardy, George F. Richter's Anker (Anchor) Stone Building Sets. 2014. Available online: http://www.ankerstein.ch/downloads/CVA/Book-PC.pdf (accessed April 9, 2015).
"This 'Patent stone building box no. 5' contains 63 stones of the small caliber, and the first book of Serie V of 'Architectural models.' The second book of series V containing quite new and highly improved designs costs 6d and the special book of sections the 'Practical architect' belonging thereto 3d. Lost or damaged stone may be bought singly; illustrated price-list for loose stones, free on receipt of penny stamp."--Printed sheet affixed to the interior base of the box. The text is repeated in French.
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Block building (Children's activity)
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Form/Genre:
Building blocks.
Toys.
Recreations.
Chromolithographs.
Contributors:
Walther, C.
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