Sports equipment, games and pastimes
circa 1928 - circa 1930
Wood, metal, card and paper
Game - 250 mm (length); 52 mm (height); 52 mm (depth), Box - 260 mm (length); 62 mm (height); 71 mm (depth)
Place of origin
BavariaOrder this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
A bent red rectangular cardboard box with a piece torn off one end. Pasted onto the lid is a paper printed illustration entitled 'The Game Of Dominino' (sic) made by Spear's Games with an illustration of a hand playing the game. The game consists of nine dominoes arranged in a row on a piece of wood with a piece of metal going from one end to the other. This means that the dominoes are hinged and bookended by two horizontal wooden protrusions. The instructions on how to play the game are given on the inside of the lid in addition to an advertisement for a Mickey Mouse hoopla game. Total number of items is 4.
Donated to the Museum of Childhood by Mr and Mrs P. Andrews in January 1988.
Marks and inscriptions
On the bottom of the label on the lid: 'TRADEMARK REGISTERED IN SPEAR'S GAMES GREAT BRITAIN AND CANADA MANUFACTURED AT THE SPEAR WORKS BAVARIA COPYRIGHT DESIGNED IN ENGLAND'
Makers and roles
Spear's Games , maker