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Pitch 'Em the Game of Indoor Horse Shoes
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Details

Object ID 001140

Object Name Pitch 'Em the Game of Indoor Horse Shoes

Object Desc Square box containing six pieces to play horse shoes made by the Wolverine Supply & MFG. Co.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001002a-h

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Game

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Room 1, Shelf 6

Object Date 1940s

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords toys,horseshoes,Pitch 'Em,Wolverine Supply & Mfg. Co.,games,boxes,sports,


Title Pitch 'Em the Game of Indoor Horse Shoes

Description A: is the cover of the game. It has six sides all with labels. The front label has an image of a family playing the game. The words of the front say Pitch 'Em the game of indoor horse shoes with word written underneath saying its the original beware of inferior inniations. In the lower left hand corner it states that it was made by Wolverine Supply in Pittsburgh PA. In the upper right hand corner it says No. 154. and in the lower it states who is in the image and the artist who made it. On the sides of the cover it says no. 154 and Pitch 'Em. On the back side are the rules of the game and how the game came to be developed. It also says that it was made in the U.S.A. B: in the bottom box and has no labels, but contains c-h. C and D: are the holders for the spikes (which are missing) to throw the horse shoes at. They are green with gold on the bottom. e-h: are the horse shoes. Two are gray and two are desert colored. The horse shoes are labeled with Pitch 'Em. and plastic

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 1.25

Length 11.5

Width 11.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details 5.5 x 5.5 inches for the horse shoes. 11x11 inches for the green stands.

Quantity 1

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Wolverine Supply & Manufacturing Company

Maker Details Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1903 - 1950 Founders: Benjamin F. Bain and his wife. Specialty: The Wolverine Supply & Manufacturing Company was founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1903, and incorporated in 1906. Wolverine`s early toys were set in motion by the weight of sand or marbles. In 1918, Wolverine`s line expanded to include girls` toys. Introduced at the New York Toy Fair in March of that year, were such toys as tea sets, sand pails, wash tubs, glass washboards, ironing boards and miniature grocery stores. In 1928, Wolverine introduced their "Sunny Andy" and Sunny Suzy" toys. Company advertising explained that the new names for the toys would cover all toys not operated by sand. By 1929, airplanes, boats, buses, and other toys had joined the Wolverine family of toys. Wolverine continued to expand their toy line throughout the 1930s, right up to the beginning of WWII, almost as if they were immune from the effects of the Depression. Things didn't change through the 1950s.

Maker Mark

Images

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Image Caption CMY1002a-h

Description

Conditions

Date JAN 7,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes The contents inside the box are in good shape. The box itself has some creases and a lot of edge wear. Also, two stakes are missing from the box.


Events

Date JAN 7,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 11 from Room 2 - automatic entry by admin


Date JAN 7,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, shelf 12 from Room 1, Shelf 11 - automatic entry by admin


Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 6 from Room 1, Shelf 12 - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

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