Artifact Details

Title

Grillo Parlante (Italian Speak & Spell)

Catalog Number

102741073

Type

Physical object

Date

1983

Manufacturer

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI)

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Other number 3991305 On bottom of object
Other number 4209781 On bottom of object
Other number USA2589 On bottom of object

Dimensions

overall: 1 1/4 in x 7 in x 10 in

Category

Game

Curator Notes

The Grillo Parlante (the Talking Cricket) was on CHM’s wish list and was received as a donation. The Grillo Parlante is the Italian version of Texas Instruments’ Speak & Spell. It was released in 1983 and, like its English language counterpart, it came with separate language specific plug-in modules. A 128K ROM chip stored the built-in speech data.

Credit

Gift of Ryan Pettway and Venus Uttchin

Lot Number

X7156.2014