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Mancala

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Object Title:
Chuba / Mancala
Native Name:
Chuba
Mancala
Object Number:
16579
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Americana
Provenience:
Massachusetts
Springfield
Manufacture Location:
Massachusetts
Maker:
Milton Bradley Company
Erwin H. Richards
Date Made:
1891-1891
Early Date:
1891
Late Date:
1891
Section:
Historic
Materials:
Cardboard
Wood
Paper
Corncob
Description:
Board Game: Chuba. The African game called in Arabic, Mancala.
Cardboard box bottom with integrated wood board - 4 rows of 11 cups and two rectangular end holders for pieces. Board stained black; cups stained red.
Cardboard box lid with printed label - damaged / fragile : "Chuba / Milton Bradley Co. / Springfield Mass. Registered".
Single paper sheet - 4 pages with history and instructions (photocopy on file / see notes) - damaged / fragile. Page 1: "Chuba / A * Game * of * Skill / (Box Lid Label Image) / Patented March 17, 1891 / Copyright, 1890 / Milton Bradley Co. / Springfield, Mass.
59 (of 60) corn markers.
NOTE: Letters of Patent No 448,574 dated March 17, 1891 held by Rev. Dr. Erwin H. Richards; Application filed November 20, 1890 - Serial No. 371,996. (No model.)
Height:
1cm
Length:
51cm
Width:
21cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Milton Bradley Company

Bibliography:

[Article] Culin, R. S. 1894. Mancala, the National Game of Africa. Report of the United States National Museum. 597-607. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 605-607
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