|Title||Halsam Hi-Lo American Safety Blocks (box top) |
|Publisher||Halsam Products Company|
|Publisher Location||United States -- Illinois -- Chicago |
|Publication Date||ca. 1917-1962 |
|Notes||Interlocking wooden blocks with embossed and color-printed images and letters.|
These blocks are called "safety blocks" because they have mechanically rounded corners and edges. They were used to foster children's language and motor skills.
The images depicted on the blocks include: a unicorn, plane, jackal, rabbit, cat, and duck.
Printed on the box: They last because they are solid wood! All colors are harmless... All edges and corners are rounded for safety. Hours of fun building & spelling with safety blocks. Entertaining, Educational, Interlocking. Set No. 2225, Contents: 25 pieces.
|Contextual Notes||Halsam Products Company was founded in 1917 by brothers-in-law Harold Elliot and Sam Goss, Jr. (Hal + Sam), and due to their early adoption of automated production, they quickly dominated the block and domino markets. Halsam was purchased by Playskool in 1962. ("A History of Halsam" toyhistory.com) |
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL1141 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Object Type||Construction toy|
|Physical Description||Twenty-five blocks ; each block is 3.2 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original book at 400-600 dpi in TIFF format using a ScanMaker 6800, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit checklist B.23 |