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

RIBApix ref no RIBA35912
Architect/DesignerAnchor Blocks
Richter, Friedrich Adolf (1846-1910)
CountryUnited States
Subject Date1910
Image Date1910
ViewExterior
StyleEdwardian
MediumPrint
Library ReferenceSC43 Anchor Blocks No. 206, 'The Bungalow Box' p. 8 & 9
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes 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.

Subject tags

houses, Toys, aeroplanes, chimneys, building blocks, bungalows, Feature: Building Blocks