The Davenport Collection
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Four block Jacob’s Ladder traditional toy

This well known toy consists of four blocks of wood taped together in a special way. When the blocks are manipulated in the correct way, a block apparently flips from the top of the ladder all the way down to the bottom. Two of the blocks are printed with SO-SO Portland, Me. It is not clear what So-So refers to in Portland, Maine, USA.

Item Details

Size Each of the four blocks are 75 x 45 x 7mm.
Date Probably mid 20th century.
Key Phrases
Ref no N2726