"Auto Bingo" Game Cards, 1960-1970

Summary

As the interstate highway system expanded and automobiles became more reliable, the distance of the average automobile trip lengthened, and families looked for ways to occupy restless children during long hours on the road. "Auto Bingo," c. 1965, was one of the many travel games and novelties that appeared on the market in the 1950s and 1960s.

As the interstate highway system expanded and automobiles became more reliable, the distance of the average automobile trip lengthened, and families looked for ways to occupy restless children during long hours on the road. "Auto Bingo," c. 1965, was one of the many travel games and novelties that appeared on the market in the 1950s and 1960s.

Artifact

Game

Date Made

1960-1970

Creators

Spitzner, Erich A. 

Regal Mfg. Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Illinois, Chicago 

Creator Notes

Made by Regal Manufacturing Co. based on a patented design by Erich A. Spitzner.

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

89.115.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cardboard
Plastic

Color

Green
White (Color)
Red

Dimensions

Height: 6.875 in

Width: 6.625 in

Inscriptions

upper left corner, front of card: AUTO BINGO lower front, in part: PAT. NO 2322324 / REGAL MFG. CO. / CHICAGO 60618

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