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
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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