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Lambs in the Pit


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This is my favorite marble game, Lambs in the Pit. It was released with an advertising blitz just in time for Independence Day, 1891. I have never seen another example.

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Here is a transcription of the label:

LAMBS IN THE PIT
GET 'EM OUT
THE MOST FASCINATING GAME PUZZLE OUT

DIRECTIONS: Hold the box level and by use of the cue ONLY, put the marbles up in the 4 corner pockets.

PRICE, 10 CTS

M. W. TAYLOR, Patentee
2706 N. Broad St, Philadelphia

I added the marbles and the "cue", which were missing when I found it.

It's way more challenging than it looks!

 

 

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Sweet!  Very nice that you made it playable.


Now you have me wondering what the story is about the bank, but afraid to ask in case you mentioned it in another thread. (I'm behind on my reading.)

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The game is actually really fun, Steph. Based on the wear marks on the game and box lid, I'm betting my reproduction "cue" is pretty close to the real deal. And the bank is just there for interest - I'm glad to see it worked. 🙂

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