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Zum card game published by Milton Bradley Co., c.1905.

Zum card game published by Milton Bradley Co., c.1905.

The Milton Bradley Company is an American game company established by Milton Bradley in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1860. In 1872 Milton Bradley filed a patent application for improvements in card games

In 1920 it absorbed the game production of McLoughlin Brothers, formerly the largest game manufacturer in the United States and in 1987 it purchased Selchow and Righter, makers of Parcheesi and Scrabble. Milton Bradley was taken over by Hasbro, Inc., in 1984. Now wholly owned by Hasbro, it is still retained as one of Hasbro’s brands  more

Zum card game published by Milton Bradley Co., c.1905 Zum card game published by Milton Bradley Co., c.1905 Zum card game published by Milton Bradley Co., c.1905
Zum card game published by Milton Bradley Co., c.1905
Zum card game published by Milton Bradley Co., c.1905

Above: apart from Zum the adverts also list Pick-Up, Snow-Man and Widow McCarty’s Pig in their range of 400 games.

Zum card game published by Milton Bradley Co., c.1905

Above: box from Zum card game published by Milton Bradley Co., c.1905. The game has 48 cards numbered 1 to 48, plus twelve cards with “Zum” girl and one “chance it” card. Images courtesy Darlene Zerhusen and Rex Pitts.

Zum card game published by Milton Bradley Co., c.1905
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Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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