Multum in Parvo Co., Ltd

Multum in Parvo Company of 7 Water Lane, Ludgate Hill, London, was founded by descendents of Mullord Brothers in 1884. The company published a range of indoor games until 1927, which were supplied wholesale. However, they were not all card games, as seen from the list of titles which includes: Animal Quorum, Birds, Beasts and Fishes, Blow Football, The Bogie Man, The Castle, Chameleon, Cricket, Cross Quits, Cycle Race, The Dockyard or Ship Building at Home, Fairy Tales, Four Flags, Grand Prize, Happy Golliwog, Invasion, Judge & Jury, Koker-Nut Shy, Lifeboats, Ludo, Merry Families, Money Matters, Music, Musical Dominoes, Nap, Newmarket, Oraculus, Our Fleet, Parlour Flops, Planchette, The Poets’ Conversation Cards, Rabbits!, The Rescue, The Roaring Lion, Shop, Shute, Simple Games for Simple Folk, Snakes and Ladders, The Soccer Game, Speculation, Stock Exchange, Table Bowls, Table Croquet, Tennis, Tiddleywinks, Tommy's Wedding, Touring, Tuppeny Tube, Turnover, The Walk to Brighton, Who Buys?, Word Making & Word Taking. Most games sold for between 6d and one shilling, but miniature packs of playing cards, one penny.

“Birds, Beasts and Fishes” published by Multum in Parvo Ltd, c.1905
“Birds, Beasts and Fishes” published by Multum in Parvo Ltd from 1884

Above: the Game of Birds, Beasts and Fishes, from 1884,   more

Fairy Tales, c.1884

Above: the Game of Fairy Tales, c.1884   more

Proverbs, c.1900

Above: the Game of Proverbs, c.1900   more

the Game of Four Flags, 1884

Above: the Game of Four Flags, 1884,   more

Merry Families, from 1884

Above: Merry Families, from 1884,   more.


All images courtesy Rex Pitts. Thanks to Neil Darbyshire for additional research.

Last Updated September 14, 2018 at 06:08pm


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