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Trundle toy, made by Abraham Lincoln
Trundle toy, made by Abraham Lincoln
Resource Typeimage
TitleTrundle toy, made by Abraham Lincoln
Coverage / Year1835 to 1850; Early Victorian, Springfield, IL
DescriptionWheeled cart with solid axles. Main body is rectangular block. Two thin boards run perpendicular on top and bottom of block with short pivots. Wheels screw to pivots. In center top, thin board also runs perpendicular, with two knobs on ends. Under one knob is a short pivoting lever. Center body covered with thin leather or paper. All lacquered. Large hole drilled in front. L 6 1/4" x W 3 3/4" x H 1 1/2".
InterpretationMade by Abraham Lincoln, this toy may have been a very early model for an invention, but is more likely just a toy for his children.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorLincoln, Abraham
SourceTransferred from Ford's Theatre NHS, Washington, D.C.
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Toy; Wood; Victorian; Children; Childhood & youth; Toys
Collection PublisherLincoln Home National Historic Site
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource IdentifierLIHO 6762
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