Barnard, Vermont: Vermont Toy Works, circa 1980. Two sets of painted wooden blocks, each containing twenty-eight proportionally sized blocks numbered 1-10, housed in two wooden trays: the larger tray measuring 14.75 x 13.25 inches, the smaller 11 x 9.75 inches. “Vermont Toy Works” stamp on bottom of both trays. Light general wear.
Two sets of brightly painted counting blocks, proportionally sized, each labeled with its corresponding numeral and that number spelled out. When housed in their trays, each column of blocks must add up to ten. Out of their trays, the blocks can be used to solve simple addition and subtraction problems, or for free play. Vermont Toy Works was a short-lived woodcraft toy company active in the 1980s: it is possible that one of the sets here was a prototype for the manufacture of the other. A very appealing survival, from both an educational and a design standpoint. Note: these blocks are heavy! Shipping at cost.