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PEGGED BRICKS

Building Bricks
1960s (made)
Place Of Origin

*The equipment though designed in the 1930s was not manufactured until the late 1950s or early 1960s and was sold as 'Abbatt Developmental Toys for Assessment & Training' in England where Morgenstern and his family had settled in the late 1930s. This was probably the first range of commercially produced toys designed for the disabled.
All 7 pieces are the same shape. They are solid blocks of light wood; polished but not varnished; which are shaped with a peg in the centre of one side and a hole drilled into the opposite side. The Abbatt catalogue describes the bricks as follows: Pegged Bricks to build with.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 7 parts.

  • Building Bricks
  • Building Bricks
  • Building Bricks
  • Building Bricks
  • Building Bricks
  • Building Bricks
  • Building Bricks
Materials and Techniques
wood
Brief Description
Pegged Bricks; English; 1960s
Physical Description
*The equipment though designed in the 1930s was not manufactured until the late 1950s or early 1960s and was sold as 'Abbatt Developmental Toys for Assessment & Training' in England where Morgenstern and his family had settled in the late 1930s. This was probably the first range of commercially produced toys designed for the disabled.

All 7 pieces are the same shape. They are solid blocks of light wood; polished but not varnished; which are shaped with a peg in the centre of one side and a hole drilled into the opposite side. The Abbatt catalogue describes the bricks as follows: Pegged Bricks to build with.
DimensionsHeight: 1 1/2in Width 2: 1 3/4in Depth: 1 3/4in
Credit line
Given by Dr. Franz Morgenstern
Object history
References: Part of a range designed for children with learning disabilites by Milan Morgenstern based on his observations of children at the Theodor Heller Foundation in Vienna in the 1930s.



Given by the son of the designer; already displayed at BGM as part of the exhibition 'A Tribute to Marjorie Abbatt' in 1989. See additional notes. See 'Abbatt Developmental Toys' catalogue
Production
Made by: designed by Milan Morgenstern; manufactured by Paul and Majorie Abbatt Ltd
Collection
Accession Number
B.924:1-1993

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record createdApril 17, 2000
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