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Green, H. H

North pole game.

[Wolverhampton??] : [H.H. Green], [1910?]
Physical Description:
1 game (1 metal board and 2 metal balls) ; 22 cm in diameter, in box 22 x 22 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1312 .G74 1910 Flat A
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
"North Pole Game: entertainment combined with skill ... H.H. Green, patentee, Wolverhampton, England ... English patent no. 18822, Aug. 10, 1910. Price 2'6."
Produced after the claims of Frederick Cook and Robert E. Peary as to being the first to reach the North Pole.
BAC: British Art Center copy is accompanied by the original box.
Dexterity puzzle, made of metal. The object of the game is to maneuver a metal ball through a winding course, avoiding holes, to the area labeled 'N' -- the North Pole. The upper face of the circular metal board is indented and pierced, overprinted in color. The lower side contains a view of "The Pole" and the rules of the game. The labyrinth is illustrated with vignettes of explorers with sledges, dogs, a camp site, igloos, polar bears and a ship. The back of the game shows two explorers pulling sledges as they arrive at the pole. The box cover shows a family, seated at a table, playing the game.
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- Great Britain -- 20th century.
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration.
Geographical recreations -- Specimens.
North Pole -- Discovery and exploration.
Voyages and travels.
Dexterity puzzles.
Maze puzzles.
Games -- Great Britain.
Board games (game sets)
Recreations -- Great Britain.

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