Atari Pong Game, circa 1975

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 1975

Your Place In Time
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Your Place in Time

Object ID

99.114.1.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic (Organic material)
Metal

Dimensions

Height: 5.375 in  (game)

Width: 10.375 in  (game)

Length: 5.25 in  (game)

Inscriptions

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

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