Self-Locking Building Bricks, baseplate (Kiddicraft)

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Self-Locking Building Bricks, baseplate (Kiddicraft)

Kiddicraft base black.jpg Black baseplate for Kiddicraft's "Lego" precursor (i)
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location:
Arch Two , Area 24
Building Sets 2 (display)
Shelf 1

A heavy black cast Bakelite base unit for Kiddicraft Self-Locking Building Bricks.

The weight and material of the base may seem anomalous given that the bricks themselves were injection-moulded, but given the size of the piece, and the importance of it not warping, casting the piece in bakelite was probably a way to get around the limitations of early injection-moulding machines and produce a piece that was more stable.

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