Artifact Details


Case for Pong prototype

Catalog Number



Physical object


Atari, Inc.

Identifying Numbers

Model number VPI
Serial number 000-018


overall: 61 in x 25 in x 23 3/4 in


The object is a large box made mostly of particle board with faux wood plastic veneer. The upper half of the front is painted yellow with PONG in large black letters at the top. Below this is a clear opening for the display. Below this is a metal panel with two large knobs labeled PLAYER 1 and PLAYER 2. Below this is a metal panel with a slot to accept quarters and a coin return door.. In the back is a shelf for the missing display.There are various cables and connectors attached to the box. There is a coin mechinism and associated coin box.


Miscellaneous/carrying case/cover