Founded by Charles M. Crandall, Covington, Pennsylvania. Produced toys from 1867 - 1905.
Crandall toys made inter-locking tongue and groove lithograph paper-on-wood joints that children used to create multiple figure forms like acrobats, circus characters and buildings. Some of the more popular sets were:
- 'District School House'
- 'Treasure Box'
Charles' son Jesse Crandall started his own toy company soon after the Civil War, relocating in Brooklyn.
He was issued a number of patents for rocking toys, alphabet blocks and construction toys. Charles relocated to Montrose, Pennsylvania in 1875, to Waverly, New York in 1888.
What's your 'Crandall' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA):
|Wooden Pull Toy Charles M S Lively||06/2019||$470.00|
|Toy 's John Gilpin Ride Building Blocks||04/2019||$232.75|
|Blocks Litho Paper Wood Compliments Of||05/2019||$18.76|
|J A Litho Paper On Wood Mammoth Story||06/2019||$365.00|