Artifact Details

Title

Pong prototype

Catalog Number

102741638

Type

Physical object

Date

1972

Manufacturer

Atari

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Deprecated CHM identification number L184.2009.1

Dimensions

overall (actual): 26 1/4 in x 28 1/2 in x 24 in; overall (estimated): 24 in x 24 in x 24 in

Description

Prototype of Pong game loaned for Computer History: The First 2,000 Years exhibit. This object consists of the casing, covered with faux wood adhesive-backed paper, with a small television monitor and circuit boards inside. Attached to one side is a copper-colored box for accepting and retaining quarters or tokens.

Category

Game

Subject

Atari; Pong; Bushnell, Nolan; Magnavox; Games; Arcade

Credit

Gift of Al Alcorn

Lot Number

X7657.2016