Object ID 000965
Object Name Ping Pong game
Object Desc Cardboard box containing Parker Brothers Ping Pong game. Box contents: smaller box with two ping pong balls, woven net with wooden end pegs, two wooden paddles.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000859a-j
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 1, Shelf 8
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Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Parker Bros.,ping pong,games,toys,
Title Ping Pong game
Description Cardboard box with bottom and lid (a-b). Box lid has large illustration of net and the words "ping pong" written across it. Box bears the caution: "ping pong always bears the famous and registered title ping pong upon the box, raquets and balls." Box lid also has the Parker Brothers logo. Box contains smaller box (c) with two white ping pong balls (d-e), a woven blue net with white trim (j) which is tied onto two wooden pegs (h-i), and two wooden ping pong paddles (f-g). Game originally contained wooden circular bases that the wooden pegs fit into, this allowed the net to stand on top of a table. Game may have also included two additional racquets, most vintage games appear to have four racquets. Ping Pong was trademarked in 1902 by Parker.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Above measurements are for the box. Smaller box inside measures 4.5" long, 1.5" deep and 1.5" high. Pingpong balls are 4.75" in diameter. Paddles are 11.75" long, 5.25" at widest point. Net is 41.5" long and 5.5" high. Wooden pegs are 8.25" long and 3" in diameter.
Place of Origin
Maker Parker Bros.
Maker Details Parker Brothers is an American toy and game manufacturer and brand. Since 1883, the company has published more than 1,800 games, their best known products is Monopoly. Parker founded his game company, initially called the Parker and Parker Company, in his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts in 1883, when Parker was 16 years old. When George's brother Charles joined the business in 1888, the company's name was changed to its more familiar form. In 1898 a third brother, Edward H. Parker, joined the company. For many years, George designed most of the games himself, and wrote all the rules.
Date SEP 19,2013
Assessor Molly Hannan
Notes Box is in fair condition with tapes edges, staining, and general wear. Ping pong balls are dirty but in good condition. Paddles are in very good condition. Net and wooden pegs are in very good condition.
Date SEP 19,2013
Summary Status change
Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin
Date JUN 12,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 8 from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin