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Object ID 001704

Object Name Auto Race Game

Object Desc Car racing board game minus original box.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001362a-m

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Game


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Toy Window Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1922

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Alderman-Fairchild Co.,games,automobiles,cars,toys,board games,

Title Auto Race Game

Description Multicolored board game which has image of a race track like that of a track and field track. Exterior of game board (when folded) is red. No original box, but game board (a) comes with small box (b-c) for 5 metal cars (d-g) and 6 dice (h-m). Game board is 8.5'' x 17.5'' when folded. Box for pieces is 2'' high, 4.25'' long, and 2.5'' wide. Instructions located underneath lid for gamepiece box.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0

Length 17.5

Width 17

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details When game board is open.

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Alderman-Fairchild Co.

Maker Details In 1922 the Alderman-Fairchild Company diversified its product line to include games and toys which it marketed under the "All-Fair Toys and Games" label. Beginning in 1926 the toys and games were manufactured at a plant in Churchville, NY under the management of Herman Fisher. Mr. Fisher built a reputation as an innovator and created a unique process for evaluating new toys and games. This process involved inviting children with their parents to the plant in Churchville for a day of fun and play. The children were given various toys and games to play with, and Mr. Fisher carefully observed which toys and games attracted the most attention and which were quickly cast aside. Those that passed this test were added to the All-Fair product line.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1362a-m



Date MAR 11,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes The game is missing the original box. 1 of the 6 metal car shaped game pieces are missing. Dice still intact. Board has edgewear and spine is worn from use. The small box for the game pieces is warped, and has edgewear and fraying on the corners.


Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 11 from Room 1, Shelf 17 - automatic entry by admin

Date DEC 17,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 9 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 11 - 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