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Milton Bradley

Milton Bradley Company

1864 - 1911

Fabricated Goods

pre-1900 b. 1836
Born-Died1836 - 1911
BirthplaceMaine (ME)
FatherExecutive, Low-/Mid-Level
Era - pre-1900

Bradley created a business that has become synonymous with fun, family games. Initially marketing British games in the US, Bradley went on to patent a variety of new games including Zoetrope or “Wheel of Life” and Historoscope, a kaleidoscope device that displayed panoramic scenes of American history. In addition to games, Bradley designed jigsaw puzzles, wrote and published children’s books, and created model houses and other components for toy railroads. He was also an early prominent advocate for the establishment and enhancement of kindergartens in the United States.