.875 in|1.25 in|2.125 in HIGH x .375 in WIDE
(2.22 cm|3.17 cm|5.40 cm HIGH x .95 cm WIDE)
Gift of Herbert B. Towler

A-D: Cast toy ships, made of lead and cast by Herbert Towler as a child in Oakland. "...Although molds came in various versions: Boy Scouts, airplane, foot soldier and soldier on horseback, I always referred to them as 'soldiers'...[The molding unit] not only gave me countless hours of pleasure but was also a source of income as I sold these to my schoolmates for a nominal sum, probably equal to the cost of the lead..." C-D: are very shiny and still have the molded base unit attached.

Used: Herbert Towler | Oakland | Playing

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