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Norman Bel Geddes (American, 1893-1958)
Game pieces for the Horse Race Game
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Norman Bel Geddes Database

Job 107, Horse Race Game, 1928-1951

Summary: A social game played weekly in Bel Geddes's studio ca. 1927-1928, the Horse Race Game was patented in 1932. Geddes also proposed it as a commercial prospect in 1934-1935, and as a concession at the New York World's Fair in 1938.


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Box/Location Folder Description
box 6 107.1 Correspondence. Patents. 1928-1932.
box 6 107.2 Participants --- Lists, completed forms, races. Race index.
box 6 107.3-4 Race Records (100-380) & Owners' Records 1926-193?
box 6 107.5 Blank forms, claim, & betting tickets.
oversize box 7 107.1 Brochure "How to Play the Game"; printed forms, labels, tickets.
flat file 107.1 Galleys of forms, brochure?
box 6 107.6 Commercial game correspondence, memo 1934-1935.
box 6 107.7 Drawings and sketches 1928-1936.
damaged flat files, drawer 1 107.1 1 Sketch (photo printing note).
flat file 107.2 16 Dwgs. & sketches; 3 photostats of sketches ca.1928. 1 blueprint 1938?
photo box 1a 107.1 Photographs (9) of speed rheostat drawings.
box 6 107.8 Mechanical Horse Race concession proposal for N.Y. World's Fair --- Memo, blueprint, cost estimate 1938.
box 6 107.9 Publicity --- Clippings 1928-1940.
flat file 107.3 Publicity --- Clippings 1928.
box 6 107.10 Large Racing Tracks --- Memos, ms. note 1940.
box 6 107.11 1951 transcription of 1928 clippings.

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