1.75 in HIGH x .375 in WIDE x .75 in DEEP
(4.44 cm HIGH x .95 cm WIDE x 1.90 cm DEEP)
Gift of Herbert B. Towler

A-EE: Thirty-one toy soldiers, each with a back pack and a gun, 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..."

Used: Herbert Towler | Oakland | Playing

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