Timeless Toys

Crandall Toys

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In 1866, Charles Martin Crandall began making toys at his furniture factory in Montrose, Pennsylvania. Crandall’s first toy was a set of toy building blocks that utilized a new system of interlocking tongues and grooves. Later, in Waverly, NY, Crandall created one of the most popular toys of his time, "Pigs in Clover".

Aired: 12/05/14 | Rating: NR

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