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Richter's Anchor Blocks, "Of absorbing interest for children and adults", with instruction booklets

RIBA13372
Anchor Blocks
NOTES: The German company Anchor Blocks (Anker Richter, owned by Friedrich Adolf Richter) began producing architectural toy kits known as Anchor Stone Building Sets in 1880. Each set of stackable building blocks was accompanied by instructional plans and designs for the home assembly of the model.

Instruction sheet for an architectural toy entitled 'The Bungalow Box' by Anchor Blocks (Anker Richter): conjectural perspective view of the completed model house with plans showing the constituent blocks prior to assembly

RIBA35912
Anchor Blocks
NOTES: The German company Anchor Blocks (Anker Richter, owned by Friedrich Adolf Richter) began producing architectural toy kits known as Anchor Stone Building Sets in 1880. Each set of stackable building blocks was accompanied by instructional plans for the home assembly of the model. In around 1913 the company produced a range in the United States known as 'The Modern House' or 'American Bungalow' series, from which the example shown here originates. Each building plan represented examples of American suburban architecture.

Instructional design for an architectural toy representing a bridge, by Anchor Blocks (Anker Richter): conjectural perspective view of the completed model bridge with a townscape in the distance

RIBA35913
Anchor Blocks
NOTES: The German company Anchor Blocks (Anker Richter, owned by Friedrich Adolf Richter) began producing architectural toy kits known as Anchor Stone Building Sets in 1880. Each set of stackable building blocks was accompanied by instructional plans and designs for the home assembly of the model. This plate was printed in 'Richters Building Designs No. 27'.

Instructional design for an architectural toy representing an ornamental lion cage, by Anchor Blocks (Anker Richter): conjectural perspective view of the completed model showing visitors to a park or zoo observing a lion-tamer and lions within the cage

RIBA35914
Anchor Blocks
NOTES: The German company Anchor Blocks (Anker Richter, owned by Friedrich Adolf Richter) began producing architectural toy kits known as Anchor Stone Building Sets in 1880. Each set of stackable building blocks was accompanied by instructional plans and designs for the home assembly of the model. This plate was printed in 'Richter's Designs of Architectural Models' and the legend beneath the image is in French.

Instructional design for an architectural toy representing a Classical Temple, by Anchor Blocks (Anker Richter): conjectural perspective view of the completed model in a lakeside setting with people shown in Roman costume

RIBA35915
Anchor Blocks
NOTES: The German company Anchor Blocks (Anker Richter, owned by Friedrich Adolf Richter) began producing architectural toy kits known as Anchor Stone Building Sets in 1880. Each set of stackable building blocks was accompanied by instructional plans and designs for the home assembly of the model.
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