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Tinkerpins

game

The Toy Tinkers offered several games in addition to the construction sets that most people associate with the company. Made of wood and metal, games like Tinkerpins sold with the slogan: "It's Skill that Wins." Tinkerpins was the Toy Tinkers's second offering, after it introduced the Tinkertoy construction set. The original Tinkerpins, available in 1916, measured 56 inches long, was a variation of a bowling game. A redesign of the game in 1926 shrunk the playing field to 24 inches long.

  • Manufacturer: Toy Tinkers
  • Material: wood | paint | cardboard | metal
  • Origin: Evanston, IL
  • Object ID: 114.6408
  • Credit Line: Gift of Anne Heuer Lewis
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