Vintage Toy Wooden Spelling Board, American Circa 1895

$235

American, Circa 1895 c.

Height:
1 1/8""
Width:
9""
Depth:
13 1/2""
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Manufactured by “The Instructive Toy Company” of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1890 and “Patented February 16th, 1886” by Alonzo Smith (see image) this alphabet wooden spelling board was used as a learning device for young children, by utilizing the “scrabble like” wooden letters and rotating them around the track to put in order and create words by placing them on the center horizontal track. It is complete with all of it’s 56 letters, and in all original condition with no replacements, repairs, restoration or touch-up. The top is an orange color with darker orange floral filigree design work; the letters are painted black on a darker orange background. Obviously of American manufacture (patented) this wooden toy spelling tool is quite collectible and very difficult to find in this complete and excellent all original condition.
Dimensions: 13 1/2″ long x 9″ wide x 1 1/8″ high