Scuffy the Tugboat Game

Scuffy the Tugboat Game

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The over whelming success of Little Golden books prompted a merchandizing extravaganza to create products representative of some of the he characters made popular by the books. The market for all things Little Golden Books created an amazing array of items marketed to children and their parents, including records, puzzles, activity books, games, coloring books.
Scuffy the Tugboat and His Adventures Down the River. by Gertrude Crampton; illustrated by Tibor Gergely (New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1946), 28 pgs.Scuffy the Tugboat and His Adventures Down the River. by Gertrude Crampton; illustrated by Tibor Gergely (New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1946),
Children's game, Scuffy the Tugboat, produced by the publishers of Little Golden Books, Western Publishing Company, Inc., 1972. Advertised to parents as a game for pre-schoolers and early school age children, Scuffy the Tug Boat taught fine motor skills, color recognition and group dynamics. Made for 1 to 4 players. Green rectangular box has image of boy and girl playing the game; inside are a plastic red and blue tug boat toy; a package of unassembled plastic waves with 4 cross-pieces; a cardboard and metal spinner; and 24 multicolored plastic anchors. Condensed story inside cover excerpted from book, Scuffy the Tugboat and His Adventures Down the River. ,
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Game
Date made
1972
maker
Western Publishing Co., Inc.
place made
United States: Wisconsin, Racine
Measurements
overall: 14 1/4 in x 10 5/8 in x 2 1/4 in; 36.195 cm x 26.9875 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
1992.0634.064
accession number
1992.0634
catalog number
1992.0634.064
Credit Line
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
subject
Entertainment, general
Children's Literature
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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