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"Monopoly" Shoe Token

"Monopoly" Shoe Token

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Description
Die-cast Monopoly token or game piece in the form of a men's unlaced, plain-toe work shoe or boot with lug sole and pull loop; made for the right foot. No marks.
Attributed to Dowst Manufacturing Co. (also Dowst Bros. and Dowst and Co.), of Chicago, IL, circa 1890 to present (name changed to "Tootsietoy", circa 1924; firm is credited with making the first die-cast toy car in 1911). Made for Parker Brothers, Salem, MA, 1883 to present (although "Monopoly" is now made by Hasbro).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
game piece
date made
1935-1938
place game made
United States: Massachusetts, Salem
place token made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
metal, white (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 7/8 in x 3/8 in; 1.27 cm x 2.2225 cm x.9525 cm
ID Number
DL.220760.013
accession number
220760
catalog number
220760.013
Credit Line
Gift of The Heirs of William and Dennis Ramsay
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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