Mac's Best

Description (Brief)
A baseball score counter in the shape of a catcher's mitt. It is made of two pieces of celluloid held together by brads. Sandwiched between the celluloid pieces are counter wheels, which show through windows, to keep track of runs, hits, and innings. Advertising copy on one side reads, "Mac's Best // Flint's Leading 5 cent Cigar // Geo. E. McKinley, Maker."
George McKinley was a cigar factory owner in Flint, Mich., who was also active in public life. He served as the mayor of Flint in 1906 and 1907.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
baseball score counter
date made
1890-1930
advertiser
McKinley, George E.
maker
Meek Company
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
metal (brads material)
Measurements
overall: 7 cm x 6 cm x .3 cm; 2 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in x 1/8 in
place made
United States: Ohio, Coshocton
referenced
United States: Michigan, Flint
ID Number
2006.0098.0926
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0926
subject
Celluloid
Sports & Leisure
Smoking
Baseball
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Celluloid
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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