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VHS tape – “Rabkin – World’s Fair ’39 + Arcade,” n.d.

 File — Box: AV Box 1, Object: 2
This series contains fliers, brochures, reference, notes, and other materials relating to electromechanical games, entertainment devices, and amusements. Products represented within this series include vending machines, slot machines, digger/crane games, target skill games, shuffle alleys, rifle games, and much more.

Folders in this series are arranged alphabetically by manufacturer (or in some cases, distributor), with specific titles of pinball games listed in brackets following the manufacturer/distributor name and date(s). When a specific title is not indicated, the type of product (e.g., “target skill games,” “air hockey,” “kiddie rides,” etc.) is noted in brackets following the manufacturer/distributor name and date(s). When fliers for a company are not dated, an approximate date range is indicated in brackets when possible.


  • 1903-2001 and n.d.


The bulk of this collection is in English. Additional languages include Japanese and Italian; folders with these languages are indicated in the Contents List section of this finding aid.

Conditions Governing Access

The Exhibit Supply Co. - illustrated photo catalogs in box 10, object numbers 1-3 are physically restricted. Please use digital surrogates for reference and access.


From the Collection: 10.5 Linear Feet (12 archival document boxes, 2 oversized flat file archival boxes, 1 AV box)


Repository Details

Part of the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play at The Strong Repository

The Strong
One Manhattan Square
Rochester NY 14607 USA
585.423.1886 (Fax)