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The Game of Tiddledy Winks

The Game of Tiddledy Winks
Title
The Game of Tiddledy Winks
Date 
ca. 1890
Medium 
Cardboard, wood, ivory, glass
Dimensions 
box: 2 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 6 1/8 in. ( 5.4 x 13.3 x 15.6 cm )
Description 
"Game of Tiddledy Winks" table game with 16 ivory playing pieces, a glass cup, and 10 wooden pins in a paper covered cardboard box; box top chromolithographed with an image of a Victorian family seated around a table playing "Tiddledy Winks"; box cover inscribed, "GAME OF/ TIDDLEDY/ WINKS/ MILTON BRADLEY CO./ SPRINGFIELD, MASS.".
Credit Line 
The Liman Collection
Object Number 
2000.578
Marks 
lithographed: on the box cover: "GAME OF/ TIDDLEDY/ WINKS/ MILTON BRADLEY CO./ SPRINGFIELD, MASS."
Gallery Label 
Tiddledy Winks, first patented in England in 1889 and marketed to an adult audience, captivated Americans during the 1890s. The game's general concept is flicking a game piece (wink) with another instrument (tiddledy or squidger) to make the wink fly into the air. The modern spelling, tiddlywinks, came into use during the 1950s.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group