Parker Brothers Co.
Sports equipment, games and pastimes
Cardboard and paper
Box - 140 mm (length); 100 mm (width); 25 mm (height), Each card - 90 mm (length); 65 mm (width), Rule book - 134 mm (length); 85 mm (width)
Place of origin
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National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
A card game entitled 'Rummy' in its original cardboard box (1916). The game consists of the following: 43 printed cards, each with a yellow tracery design, inside which are black printed letter in centre (either A, B, C, or D) and a number (1-11) printed below, with these repeated in the top left and bottom right-hand corners. The back of each card has a blue foliage design on them. There is one card advertisement card, advertising the game 'Rook'. There is a 22 page rule book with black printed text throughout and the title on the front reading 'Improved Rules For The Games Of Rummy, Sometimes Called Coocan, parquet, Numero, Foozle, Coronado, Jaimy, Sachem, Doolittle, Quatro, Despised, Nines, Moosehead, Etc'. The cardboard box has a separate lid (sides of lid missing). The box base is yellow on the outside and plain cardboard on the inside and has a division down the centre. The lid has text in black, red, blue and green reading 'Improved Home Cards For Playing The Game Commonly Known For Many Years As Rummy'. Total number of items is 49.
Donated to the Museum of Childhood by Mr and Mrs P. Andrews in January 1988.
Makers and roles
Parker Brothers Co., manufacturer United Games Ltd, manufacturer Parker Brothers Co., mfr