Atari Pong Game, circa 1976

Summary

Pong, a simple video Ping-Pong game, started in 1972 as an early and incredibly popular arcade game. Manufacturer Atari, under its legendary co-founder Nolan Bushnell, released a home version of the game through Sears in 1975. One of the first successful home video games, Pong paved the way for this new leisure activity for kids and adults.

Pong, a simple video Ping-Pong game, started in 1972 as an early and incredibly popular arcade game. Manufacturer Atari, under its legendary co-founder Nolan Bushnell, released a home version of the game through Sears in 1975. One of the first successful home video games, Pong paved the way for this new leisure activity for kids and adults.

Artifact

Video game

Date Made

circa 1976

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

99.114.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cardboard
Plastic (Organic material)
Metal

Dimensions

Height: 7 in  (product packaging)

Width: 11.875 in  (product packaging)

Length: 7.75 in  (product packaging)

Inscriptions

On cartridge(?): PONG / ATARI / CAUTION: / REPLACE BATTERIES / IF PLAY IS ERRATIC / SN 65823A/ MFG. BY ATARI, INC., / LOS GATOS, CA / MODEL NO. C-100 / FCC TYPE APPROVAL NO. TV-174 / VALID ONLY WHEN OPERATED PURSUANT / TO FCC RULES, PART 15 / COVERED BY U.S. PATENT 3,793,483 product package: PONG / FOR YOUR HOME TV / SIMPLY ATTACHES TO ANY SIZE COLOR OR BLACK & WHITE TV / CONTROLS OPERATE ON 4 SIZE D BATTERIES / REQUIRES NO ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES / ATARI / Innovative / leisure FCC No. TV-174 / MODEL NO.C-100 price tag:MAY CO. / $79.95 / REDUCED switch box: SWITCH BOX / PART NO. 003643

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