American Plastic Bricks #715 by Elgo
Vintage 1960's American Plastic Bricks Set No. 715 by Elgo
Here is an original "American Plastic Bricks" set No. 715 made by Elgo Plastics Inc. in the 1960's. 208 piece set with original container, red & white building bricks, operating white plastic windows & doors, and green cardboard roof panel.
Nine out of ten people are likely to make the same spontaneous assumption—that they’re looking at a cheap knockoff of Legos. It was ELGO, not LEGO, that built its bricks first! ELGO Plastics, Inc. was actually established as a division of Chicago’s Halsam Products Company in 1941, long before LEGO entered the American marketplace (1961). The inter-locking toy bricks developed by Halsam / ELGO were introduced in the late 1930s, pre-dating LEGO by a full decade. The original American Plastic Bricks have not been manufactured since the 1960's.
CONDITION: Excellent Condition. Tube is in great shape, tin lid closes tightly, no tears or cuts to the tube. One very small piece of the graphics missing at the top from where a piece of tape had been removed. a few very small pieces of bright shiny red tape at the top of the tube. Bricks are still bright with very minimal yellowing to the white pieces. Paper roof piece is in fantastic condition as well. I have actually counted all of the pieces and it comes in at 212, which is more than what the package states, but it looks to be complete. Sold AS-IS. Neat & complete! Actual pictures shown, please view the photos and judge for yourself.
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