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Blocks - ALPHA BETA SET

ALPHA BETA SET

  • Object:

    Blocks

  • Place of origin:

    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1950-1959 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Tresco Plastics Ltd (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    beechwood, moulded plastic, printed card

  • Museum number:

    MISC.246-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Design: plastic capital letters, in green, red, orange, blue, purple and yellow, with tongues to fit into grooves of the beech wood holder
contained in a card box with blue lid
*EXTRA PIECES - a lower case 'y' and a word board which is too large for the box
No. of pieces: 52
No. of Players: ANY
Equipment required: holder
letters

Place of Origin

England (manufactured)

Date

1950-1959 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Tresco Plastics Ltd (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

beechwood, moulded plastic, printed card

Marks and inscriptions

APPROVED AND USED BY COUNTY EDUCATION AUTHORITIES
lid; printed

A SPECIALLY DESIGNED WORD MAKING SET OF 52 PLASTIC LETTERS COMPLETE WITH WORD HOLDER.

Object history note

Lid shows a girl reaching out for an alphabet board reading DADDY held by a boy

Descriptive line

Word Making Set, English, 1950s

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p44 illustation of Alpha Beta Set No. 2

Production Note

Reason For Production: retail

Materials

Beech; Plastic; Card

Techniques

Moulded; Printed

Categories

Type: blocks, counters; Subject: alphabet, spelling

Production Type

mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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