Bradley's Phonetic Word Builder, Number One (Milton Bradley #8000)
Near Fine with minor rubbing and abrasion to box, 4.75 x 6.5 x 1 inches. An excellent example of a later Progressive Era primary teaching aid. As described in the 1923 Bradley's School Materials and Books Catalogue A:
8000 An individual seat work that teaches the word families. Correlative to any system of reading taught in primary grades. This splendid "big type" builder is a notable addition to available seat work. It provides a system of word building based on the phonetic principle now so generally used. In the box are twenty-five of the most common phonograms, with initial consonants, which, when placed together, form a vocabulary of over two hundred words. The phonograms and consonants are printed from plain, bold face type, in letters ¼ inch high, on heavy manila cards. They are printed both sides, are large enough to be conveniently handled, and may be easily read by the teacher at a glance.
Bradley's Phonetic Word Builder is thoroughly in keeping with the progressive element in education, and should find a place in every primary school.