Hill's Spelling Blocks, 1867-1880

Summary

There have always been toys intended to have an "instructive" purpose. Educational toys for young children taught concepts like learning letters and numbers as well as telling time. S. L. Hill was the first manufacturer in the United States to produce blocks in great quantity. The blocks in this set contain numbers, letters, and pictures.

There have always been toys intended to have an "instructive" purpose. Educational toys for young children taught concepts like learning letters and numbers as well as telling time. S. L. Hill was the first manufacturer in the United States to produce blocks in great quantity. The blocks in this set contain numbers, letters, and pictures.

Artifact

Educational toy

Date Made

1867-1880

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

30.2009.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Red
White (Color)
Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 2.25 in

Width: 9.75 in

Length: 8 in

Inscriptions

Box lid: HILL'S SPELLNG BLOCKS / No.18

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