Toy Fire Station

Collection Type

  • Toys and games

Date

1960-1970

GUSN

GUSN-244684

Description

Red, white, and gray toy fire station made mostly from plywood. Consists of four detachable pieces: A: Toy fire station (main building); B: Fire Department sign; C: Clock tower base (attached by screws to A); and D: Roof of clock tower.\n The exterior of the station is decorated with windows and a brick pattern. Two doors are cut out of the front of the fire station so that any of the vehicles in 2010.17.27.2-5 can fit inside each door. There is also a smaller open door on the right side of the fire station, and a compartment in the back of the station for two more of the aforementioned vehicles to fit inside. There is a round light bulb in front of the fire station building, just above the two garage doors. The bulb connects to an electrical assembly inside the building. Atop the fire station, there is a rectangular clock tower, with a truncated pyramidal roof.

Details

Descriptive Terms

toys (recreational artifacts)
plywood
staples
screws
incandescent lamps (lighting device components)
wire
Firehouse

Inscription

"TOYS TOGS / F.A.O. / SCHWARZ / Children's World / THE WORLD ['S(?)] GREATEST TOY STORE" (printed)
"FIRE DEPARTMENT" (printed)
"Train Depot" (handwritten)
[picture of analog clock] (printed)

Additional Identification Number

66.27

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

17 x 15 7/8 x 12 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

2010.17.27.1A-D

Date

1960-1970 (The donor received the fire station as a gift from his parents, Virginia (Ramsdell) and Vasilios Theodore Vasiliou, in the 1960s.)

Places

Probably United States