Barrel of Monkeys Game, 1966-1970

Summary

Marketed as being "more fun than a barrel of monkeys," this game was introduced in 1966. The object of the game was to link all of the brightly colored plastic monkeys together as you pulled them out of the barrel.

Marketed as being "more fun than a barrel of monkeys," this game was introduced in 1966. The object of the game was to link all of the brightly colored plastic monkeys together as you pulled them out of the barrel.

Artifact

Game

Date Made

1966-1970

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Holidays

Object ID

2000.54.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic (Organic material)

Color

Brown
Blue
Red
Yellow

Dimensions

Height: 4.875 in

Diameter: 3.125 in

Inscriptions

on lid: Barrel / of Monkeys on underside of lid: 3-211294-LAKESIDE TOYS, DIV. OF LAKESIDE IND. INC. on underside of barrel: (c) 1966 LAKESIDE TOYS, DIVISION OF LAKESIDE INDUSTRIES, INC., MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA / NO. 8312 logo on underside of barrel: LAKESIDE TOYS on side of barrel: Barrel of Monkeys / PAT. PEND. back side of monkeys: (c) 1965 LAKESIDE INDUSTRIES, INC.

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