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Marathon Tinker

game set

The Marathon Tinker game represents a novel product of the Toy Tinkers company, original makers of Tinkertoy building sets. The company, founded by Charles Pajeau and Robert Petit, began making its Tinkertoys in 1914; other toys followed in ensuing years including dolls, rattles, building blocks, and flying toys. The company also offered a variety of games like Marathon Tinker, a race game involving two figures attached to a platform by metal rods. By manipulating the rods, players could advance their game figures to the finish line.

  • Manufacturer: Toy Tinkers
  • Material: wood | paint | cardboard | metal
  • Origin: Evanston, IL
  • Object ID: 114.5771
  • Credit Line: Gift of Anne Heuer Lewis
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