Hurd’s Bridge Whist Cabinet


Frank B. Hurd, a stationer in New York City, designed this apparatus for playing Bridge Whist (aka straight bridge), a card game popular in the early twentieth century. The numbers are made of celluloid.

Ref: Frank B. Hurd, “Bridge-Whist Apparatus,” U.S. Patent 868,928 (Oct. 22, 1907).

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0098.1476Catalog Number: 2006.0098.1476Accession Number: 2006.0098

Object Name: bridge whist cabinet

Physical Description: cellulose nitrate (parts material)cardboard (box material)Measurements: overall: 7.2 cm x 20.5 cm x 6.3 cm; 2 13/16 in x 8 1/16 in x 2 1/2 inoverall: 3 in x 8 in x 2 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 20.32 cm x 6.35 cm


Record Id: nmah_1346421

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