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Details

Object ID 002309

Object Name Scrabble

Object Desc Scrabble board game with box, four tile holders and 92 letter tiles.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001779a-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 1948

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords board games,toys,games,word games,Scrabble,


Title Scrabble

Description 1948 edition of Scrabble. Contents of the black box include: four tile holders, Scrabble board, and 92 of the original 100 letters. Base of box (a), Cover (b), Board (c), Tile holders (d-g), 92 tiles (h).

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 1.75

Length 14.25

Width 8.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Measurements are of the closed box with all contents still inside.

Quantity 1

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker James Brunot

Maker Details In 1948, James Brunot,[7] a resident of Newtown, Connecticut and one of the few owners of the original Criss-Crosswords game bought the rights to manufacture the game in exchange for granting Butts a royalty on every unit sold. In 1949, Brunot and his family made sets in a converted former schoolhouse in Dodgingtown, a section of Newtown. They made 2,400 sets that year, but lost money.[8] According to legend, Scrabble's big break came in 1952 when Jack Straus, president of Macy's, played the game on vacation. Upon returning from vacation, he was surprised to find that his store did not carry the game. He placed a large order and within a year, "everyone had to have one."

Maker Mark

Images

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Image Caption CMY1779a-h

Description

Conditions

Date MAY 27,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes The board appears to be worn from use. The box is slightly warped and has some edgewear. Eight letter tiles are missing. No instructions or pouch inluded. The four tile racks are in decent shape.


Events

Date MAY 27,2014

Summary Status change

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


Date MAY 27,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 18 from Room 1, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin


Date MAY 27,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 17 from Room 1, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin


Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 6 from Room 1, Shelf 17 - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

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