American Fire Department: A Sectional Picture Toy

Object Number: 
2000.422
Date: 
1882
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. ( 3.8 x 19 x 24.8 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "AMERICAN/ FIRE DEPARTMENT/ A SECTIONAL/ PICTURE/ TOY/ PATENTED MAY 30. 1882/ MILTON BRADLEY & Co./ SPRINGFIELD, MASS."
Description: 
"American Fire Department: A Sectional Picture Toy" with five chromolithographed picture puzzles of fire vehicles including a Hook and Ladder, Chemical Wagon, Steam Pumper, Fire Patrol Wagon and a pumper in a wooden box with an applied paper label; box cover chromolithographed with fire fighters at a burning building, one on a ladder, one holding a rescued child and one holding a trumpet; box cover lithographed with the inscription, "AMERICAN/ FIRE DEPARTMENT/ A SECTIONAL/ PICTURE/ TOY/ PATENTED MAY 30. 1882/ MILTON BRADLEY & Co./ SPRINGFIELD, MASS."
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group