"Traffic Sign Bingo" Game, 1960-1970

Summary

As the interstate highway system expanded and automobiles became more reliable, the distance of the average automobile trip lengthened. Families traveling long hours looked for ways to occupy restless children while on the road. The popularity of the classic Auto Bingo game spawned many variations, like this Traffic Sign Bingo, with magnetic game pieces.

As the interstate highway system expanded and automobiles became more reliable, the distance of the average automobile trip lengthened. Families traveling long hours looked for ways to occupy restless children while on the road. The popularity of the classic Auto Bingo game spawned many variations, like this Traffic Sign Bingo, with magnetic game pieces.

Artifact

Board game (Game set)

Date Made

1960-1970

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

90.13.4

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic
Metal

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 in

Width: 5.5 in

Length: .5 in

Inscriptions

on front: magnetic TRAFFIC SIGN BINGO / When spotting a traffic sign, place magnetic disc on matching sign. Player scoring 5 signs in a row, up or down, or diagonally, wins. NSC / NORBERT SPECIALTY CORP. NEW YORK, N.Y. [?] U.S.A.

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