Tele-Match Television Computer Game, 1975-1980

Summary

In the 1970s, video game consoles allowed the general public to play games on a television at home. Before consoles, games were available mainly on coin-operated machines in arcades. These early home video games consisted of simple graphics and were limited to those preloaded on the console. This Tele-Match console came with five games, including "Tennis," a Pong-like game.

In the 1970s, video game consoles allowed the general public to play games on a television at home. Before consoles, games were available mainly on coin-operated machines in arcades. These early home video games consisted of simple graphics and were limited to those preloaded on the console. This Tele-Match console came with five games, including "Tennis," a Pong-like game.

Artifact

Electronic game

Date Made

1975-1980

Creators

Tele-Match Inc. 

Place of Creation

Taiwan 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

91.87.21

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic (Organic material)
Metal

Dimensions

Height: 3 in  (Console)

Width: 5.5 in  (Console)

Length: 10 in  (Console)

Inscriptions

on top of console: TELE-MATCH / TELEVISION / COMPUTER GAME

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