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Game, YOGO, Once Owned by Olive C. Hazlett

Game, YOGO, Once Owned by Olive C. Hazlett

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Description
This solitaire game consists of a round transparent plastic case holding a white plastic pegboard and thirty-three red plastic pegs. The thirty-three holes in the board are arranged as in English peg solitare. Instructions are in the case, visible through the bottom.
A mark on the lid of the case reads: "YOGO" (/) JUMP-a-PEG (/) PUZZLE. Another mark on the lid reads: BROOKLYN NY (/) PLAS-TRIX.
The mathematician Olive C. Hazlett once owned this game.
For an account of a similar object, see The Jerry Slocum Mechanical Puzzle Collection, Lilly Library, Indiana University, object 11226.
According to advertisements and articles in the New York Times, Plas-Trix Company was in business in Brooklyn by 1950 and went bankrupt in 1960.
Reference:
John D. Beasley, The Ins and Outs of Peg Solitaire, Oxford: Oxford University Press,1985.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
game
date made
ca 1950-1960
maker
Plas-Trix Company
place made
United States: New York, Brooklyn
Physical Description
plastic (case, pegboard, pegs material)
paper (instructions material)
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm x 9 cm x 9.6 cm; 31/32 in x 3 17/32 in x 3 25/32 in
ID Number
2015.0027.15
accession number
2015.0027
catalog number
2015.0027.15
Credit Line
Gift of Hermitage of St. Joseph
subject
Mathematics
Mathematical Recreations
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Women Mathematicians
Science & Mathematics
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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