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Details

Object ID 001075

Object Name Meteor Game

Object Desc Meteor Game from The A.C. Gilbert company. Box has a picture of a boy and two girls playing with the game at a table in a house.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000945a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Game

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Toy Window Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Meteor Game,A.C. Gilbert Company,toys,games,board games,boxes,


Title Meteor Game

Description Removable lid (b) has 40 designs on the border of things that you couuld make with the game. It says "Gilbert Reg. U.S. Pat Off." "Meteor Game" "A Most Fascinating and Interesting Designing Outfit" and "The A.C. Gilbert Co. New Haven, Conn., U.S.A." There is a picture of two girls and a boy at a table playing with the game. Side fo lid has the number 1052. Inside box (a) there are 240 of the little ball game pieces. There are yellow, green, blue, and pink. There is the game board and a piece of paper with many different design options.

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 1

Length 12.5

Width 8.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 0

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Site

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Place of Origin

Maker A.C. Gilbert Company

Maker Details The A. C. Gilbert Company was an American toy company, once one of the largest toy companies in the world. It is best known for introducing the Erector Set (a construction toy similar to Meccano in the rest of the world) to the marketplace. Gilbert was founded in 1909 in Westville, Connecticut, originally as a company providing supplies for magic shows (Alfred Carlton Gilbert was a magician). Gilbert invented Erector in 1911, inspired by railroad girders, and the construction toy was introduced two years later. In 1929, Gilbert bought the US company producing Meccano, which had been set up in 1913 by the British parent, and continued production as "American Meccano" until 1938. By 1935, Gilbert was also producing microscopes.

Maker Mark

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Conditions

Date NOV 15,2013

Summary Poor

Assessor Rachel Baker

Notes Box is taped together and is torn in different places.


Events

Date NOV 15,2013

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin


Date NOV 15,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 6 from Room 1, Shelf 6 - automatic entry by admin


Date NOV 17,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 7 from Room 1, Shelf 6 - automatic entry by admin


Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 10 from Room 1, Shelf 7 - automatic entry by admin


Date DEC 17,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 9 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 10 - automatic entry by admin


Date AUG 2,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin


Date AUG 2,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Toy Window Exhibit from Cabinet 1, Shelf 9 - automatic entry by admin


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