Cardboard, felt, wood, ivory
box: 1 5/8 x 8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 4.1 x 20.3 x 11.4 cm )
lithographed: on the box cover: "IMPROVED GAME/ TIDDLEDY/ WINKS/ PATENT NOV. 18 1890./ McLoughlin Bro's New-York"
"Improved Game of Tiddledy Winks" table game with 27 ivory playing pieces, a wooden cup and three rectangular felt pads in a paper covered cardboard box; box top chromolithographed with an image of a frog smoking a pipe and holding a fishing rod; box cover inscribed, "IMPROVED GAME/ TIDDLEDY/ WINKS/ PATENT NOV. 18 1890./ McLoughlin Bro's New-York".
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
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