American Plastic Bricks Construction Set, circa 1955

Summary

Through the 20th century, construction sets became more complex and were made out of materials popular at the time. This set of plastic bricks was marketed to both boys and girls as a "modern brick construction set in its most realistic and accurate form." Hal Elliot and Sam Goss formed Halsam in 1916, to compete with Lincoln Logs.

Through the 20th century, construction sets became more complex and were made out of materials popular at the time. This set of plastic bricks was marketed to both boys and girls as a "modern brick construction set in its most realistic and accurate form." Hal Elliot and Sam Goss formed Halsam in 1916, to compete with Lincoln Logs.

Artifact

Building blocks

Date Made

circa 1955

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Collections Platform

Object ID

2000.55.16

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Miriam R. Epstein.

Material

Plastic
Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)
Metal

Dimensions

Height: 15.5 in

Diameter: 4 in

Inscriptions

Undocumented locations: AMERICAN / Plastic / BRICKS / by Elgo ELGO / PLASTICS / INC [logo] No. 715 AMERICAN PLASTIC BRICKS by Elgo 208 PIECES MODERN BRICK CONSTRUCTIO IN ITS MOST REAL-/ISTIC AND ACCURATE FORM FOR BOYS AND GIRLS/...NEW.../PLASTIC ACCESSORIES/...

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