Promotional deck for Honeywell Computers by Brown & Bigelow c.1968 with the cards marked in binary notation
Brown & Bigelow of St Paul, Minnesota, was a leading producer of playing cards in the U.S. from the late 1920s - 1980s
A subsidiary of Brown & Bigelow was established in 1927 to bring Hoyle products to the retail market. After 1975 the division’s name was changed to Hoyle Products
Historic Michie Tavern Museum playing cards by Brown & Bigelow
Nu-Vue playing cards by Brown & Bigelow have novel courts and a special tint which are promoted as “the modern eye-saving concept in playing cards”
Nutrimientos Purina (Purina pet foods) advertising playing cards produced by Miguel Galas S.A. (Brown & Bigelow), Mexico, c.1960
“Remembrance” playing cards, courtesy of the American Legion, manufactured by Brown & Bigelow, c.1940
Stancraft Playing Cards were manufactured by Brown & Bigelow of whom they were a subsidiary.
Stancraft “Split Deck”, 1979
Lighting in submarines involved wearing red goggles to preserve night vision for viewing instrument panels. The goggles solved one problem but created another: the red suits on playing cards were not visible through the red goggles.