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What is this?

Prototype set of painted wooden building blocks and toy cars and trucks: 20 rectangular blocks, 19 wedge-shaped blocks, 4 cone-shaped blocks, 9 cars/trucks. Blocks painted with various combinations of rectilinear forms in white, light blue, and orange. Vehicles painted in various combinations of orange, blue, and gray; one red and white car.

This is a prototype toy block set with cars from United States. It is dated 1941 and we acquired it in 2000. Gift of Radoslav L. and Elaine F. Sutnar.

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Its medium is

painted wood, painted metal, rubber

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (approx, as arranged in image): 40.5 × 47 × 21.5 cm (15 15/16 × 18 1/2 × 8 7/16 in.)

This object was designed by Ladislav Sutnar

This object was donated by Elaine F. Sutnar and Radoslav L. Sutnar

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Build the Town Prototype Toy Block Set With Cars, 1941 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=5 March 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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