Chuba / Mancala
From: United States of America | Massachusetts | Springfield
Curatorial Section: Historic
|Object Title||Chuba / Mancala|
|Native Name||Chuba | Mancala|
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||United States of America | Massachusetts | Springfield|
|Creator||Milton Bradley Company | Erwin H. Richards|
|Materials||Cardboard | Wood | Paper | Corncob|
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 (Methodist Missionary); Application filed November 20, 1890 - Serial No. 371,996. (No model.)
|Credit Line||Gift of Milton Bradley Company, 1894|
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