Pike's Peak or Bust

Object Number: 
2000.387
Date: 
1895
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 19 x 19 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "PIKE'S PEAK/ OR BUST/ PUZZLE/ PARKER BROTHERS/ COPYRIGHT/ 1895/ BY PARKER/ BROTHERS/ PATENTED BY/ JUDSON M. FULLER/ SALEM/ MASS/ USA/ IT CAN BE DONE/ IT'S LOTS OF FUN/ YOU'LL SAY SO WHEN/ YOU'VE ONCE/ BEGUN"
Description: 
"Pike's Peak or Bust" skill puzzle with a lithographed blue mountain studded with metal pegs and a metal "scaler" attached to the base with a red string; directions printed in red across the top of the board; box cover chromolithographed with seven little men scaling a mountain; box cover inscribed, "PIKE'S PEAK/ OR BUST/ PUZZLE/ PARKER BROTHERS/ COPYRIGHT/ 1895/ BY PARKER/ BROTHERS/ PATENTED BY/ JUDSON M. FULLER/ SALEM/ MASS/ USA/ IT CAN BE DONE/ IT'S LOTS OF FUN/ YOU'LL SAY SO WHEN/ YOU'VE ONCE/ BEGUN".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group