First manufactured in 1879, by the Embossing Company of Albany NY, and continuously until its demise in 1955. These classic blocks were reissued by Uncle Goose toys in 1983. Made only of sustainable basswood in Grand Rapids Michigan, with non-toxic water based inks these blocks are otherwise faithful to that original design. Embossed on 2 sides and complete with 4 sets of alphabets, numeric symbols, and clear illustrations of assorted beasts, they are an ideal and tactile learning tool. A set of 28 blocks.