Tinkertoy Set, 1914-1925

Summary

A tombstone manufacturer named Charles H. Pajeau started this company in 1914, to produce and market the wood construction set he designed after observing the fun his own children had sticking spools and sticks together. The set was initially called The Thousand Wonder Builder.

A tombstone manufacturer named Charles H. Pajeau started this company in 1914, to produce and market the wood construction set he designed after observing the fun his own children had sticking spools and sticks together. The set was initially called The Thousand Wonder Builder.

Artifact

Toy (Recreational artifact)

Date Made

1914-1925

Your Place In Time
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Your Place in Time

Object ID

86.26.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Cardboard
Metal
Paper (Fiber product)

Color

White (Color)
Red
Blue

Dimensions

Height: 11.75 in

Depth: 3 in

Inscriptions

Product package: "TINKERTOY / THE WONDER BUILDER" / "THE TOY TINKERS /...

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