Richter's Comet Blocks

Richter's Comet Blocks
Title
Richter's Comet Blocks
Date 
ca. 1902
Medium 
Stone, cardboard
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 x 5 1/8 x 6 7/8 in. ( 2.5 x 13 x 17.5 cm )
Description 
Set of architectural building blocks made of pink, blue, and white stone housed in a cardboard box; on lid, scene of family gathered around table constructing building with blocks; family composed of father and mother seated at right, two girls (of different ages) and one boy.
Object Number 
INV.8080
Marks 
printed: in black on lid: "Richter's/POPULAR/COMET BLOCKS/'REG U.S. PAT. OFF.'/(STONE BUILDING BOX.) 3 COLORS." printed: in black on lid: "U.S. PATENTS, MARCH 6TH 1900/SOLE MANUFACTURERS AND PATENTEES:/F.A.d RICHTER & CO./AMERICAN HOUSE: 215 PEARL STREET,/NEW YORK." printed: in black on lid: "COPYRIGHT 1902 · BY F.A.d RICHTER & CO."
Gallery Label 
These building blocks may have been given by Miss Cynthia Halsey. Attached pamphlet is in the curatorial file.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group