HC&M: Holgate #540 "Railroad Blocks", early

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Name Holgate #540 "Railroad Blocks", early

Catalog ID HCM5071
Year circa 1941
Description Early set of Railroad Blocks, with 11"x17" cloth bag (see Holgate #540 "Railroad Blocks", late, with uncommon (earlier?) bag). The locomotives are numbered "545", as pictured in the 1941 catalog. By 1942, they were redesigned and renumbered "540".

The wood should be analyzed. It doesn't appear to be the same as used in the Junior Blocks). 30 of the 40 blocks are present:
2 Clocks (1 missing, the other is very worn)
2 Engines
4 Coaches (2 missing)
2 Coal Cars (1 missing)
2 Box Cars (1 missing)
1 Tank Car
2 Ticket Windows (1 missing)
4 Diagonals (present, but darker than other blocks)
6 Columns (3 missing)
5 Squares
6 Pillars (3 missing)
2 Byzantine Arches
2 Buttresses

In addition to these, there are two oblong-shaped blocks, which are smaller than the other blocks, though the wood looks very similar to the squares.

This set had been in the same family for "over 75 years".
Added 2021-04-29 15:55:13 (updated 2021-05-26 16:55:52)
Dimensions 11x17