Keith's Continuous Vaudeville Base Ball Score Counter

Description (Brief):

Celluloid baseball score keeper in the shape of a baseball catcher's mitt. The score keeper has numbered wheels by which fans could keep track of each team's runs and hits in a baseball game. Celluloid, the first successful commercial plastic, was used to produce a variety of promotional products.

Description (Brief)

This score counter advertised Keith's Continuous Vaudeville Show. Benjamin Franklin (B.F.) Keith (1846-1914) was an entertainment pioneer who helped develop variety shows that were open for hours on end, and who helped bring vaudeville into middle class acceptability.

Date Made: ca 1900-1910

Associated Institution: Keith's VaudevilleThru Person: Rinsland, George

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Name Of Sport: BaseballWeb Subject: SportsSubject: VaudevilleBaseball


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CL.310547.007Catalog Number: 310547.07Accession Number: 310547

Object Name: Score Counterscore counter, baseball

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)celluloid (overall material)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 6.985 cm x 5.715 cm


Record Id: nmah_671237

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