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F. Ad. Richter & Co
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
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
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199.F2 P38 Flat A
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
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.
Building blocks.
Walther, C.

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