What is thought to be the original Ankerstein building
A deteriorating Ankerstein building to the rear of the Richter mansion
An Ankerstein manufacturing building in Rudolstadt with a spiral stair tower
Some of the original Ankerstein buildings on the corner in Rudolstadt
The Richter mansion still stands in Rudolstadt
An ornate doorway inside the Richter mansion
Ankerstein began in the 1880 and with various disruptions, has been in business since then. Started in Rudolstadt Germany and still there today. The
classic stone blocks are little changed since the beginning.
The outside of the Anchor Stone factory in Rudolstadt
Where Anchor Stones are mixed from sand, chalk, linseed oil, and pigment
The factory press room for stone blocks
Pressing Anchor Stones by hand
Each stone block has a stainless steel die for the pressing process
Each wooden stone block set is packed by hand
Anchor Stone manufacturing is not too distant from 100 years ago. You can still
buy the stones today.
Toy Fair entrance at Javits, New York 2019
A massive display of K’NEX building toys
Hape booth entrance in New York 2019
The Kathe Kruse selection on display at Hape at New York Toy Fair 2019
Unicorns from Kathe Kruse at New York
Bonikka certified organic from Sri Lanka at Toy Fair NY
Kathe Kruse items from New York Toy Fair at euroSource.