Jack of all Trades card game, 1930s
Kum-Bak Sports, Toys & Games Mfg Co. Ltd.
Kum-Bak Sports, Toys & Games Mfg Co. Ltd produced a range of indoor games, including card games, board games and pocket games, cribbage boards, counters, etc. during the 1930s. They also produced a Cabinet of Games containing nine games. Card game titles produced by Kum-Bak include: Kargo, Jack-of-all-Trades, Market and Run it Out or Card Cricket.
We can note that all the Craftsmen depicted in this card game are male. As in Kay Snap, there was not yet any expectation that women would be undertaking these traditional jobs or that they might be depicted in this card game. In a more culturally up-to-date version of the game we might expect to see female decorators, police officers, soldiers, and so on, but not in the 1930s!
Jack of all trades, master of none, though oftentimes better than master of one is a seventeenth century phrase suggesting a person whose knowledge is superficial.
The original retail price of Jack of all Trades was 1/6d. In 1939 Kum-Bak sold their card games business to Castell Bros (Pepys Games).