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Cracker Jack prize - Metal Litho Range
The Metal Litho Radio measures approximately 1⅛" x ⅝" x ⅝".

Cracker Jack prize - Metal Litho Range shape
Made from a flat piece of metal measuring approximately 2½"by 2". The four corners are removed, and then bent into a metal cube, making the Metal Litho Range.

C. Carey Cloud created the Metal Litho Range for Cracker Jack out of scrap metal. Carey Cloud discovered that Ball Brothers, maker of home canning lids, had tons of scrap two-inch metal discs. Buying the scrap metal for only $25 per ton for his toys, he was able to make over eighty million toys for Cracker Jack. When Ball Brothers discovered that he was making toys from the scrap metal, they raised the price to $125 per ton, and that was the end of his metal toys.

Carey Cloud used the same shape for three other tin prizes (shown below), the Metal Litho Garage, the Metal Litho Clock, and Metal Litho Radio.

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