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Details

Object ID 002120

Object Name Marble Bingo

Object Desc Tin toy from the 1920s-40s. Players shoot marbles from the metal flipper into the scored boxes. Red and cream colors. Wooden marbles are missing.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001626

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Game

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Cabinet 1, Shelf 9

Object Date

Start Year Range 1920

End Year Range 1940

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords marbles,bingo,games,Wolverine Supply & Mfg. Co.,toys,


Title Marble Bingo

Description Tin toy from the 1920s-40s. Players shoot marbles from the metal flipper into the scored boxes. Game is red and cream colored. Points range from 0 to 300. Game reads "Marble Bingo/Manufactured by Wolverine Supply & Mfg. Co./Pittsburgh, PA./Patent No. 2,138,764/Made in USA." Wooden marbles from game are missing. Long string attached to tin, most likely not original to the game. Game folds up for storage.

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 5

Length 17

Width 4.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Height: bottom to highest point on game. Width: widest point on game.

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 CMY1626

Description Marble Bingo Game

Conditions

Date MAY 9,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Game is still playable, however original wooden marbles are missing. Some of the tin is misshapen. Colors are still vibrant, but oxidation has removed some numbers from the game.


Events

Date MAY 9,2014

Summary Status change

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


Date MAY 9,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 10 from H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit - automatic entry by admin


Date MAY 9,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 3 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 10 - automatic entry by admin


Date JUN 13,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 9 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 3 - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

Notes