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<B>1797 Cabinet of Knowledge - John Wallis 1797
1797 Cabinet of Knowledge - John Wallis
Stock #: MIS638
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1797 -" A New Game Cabinet of Knowledge
And its secrets Being
Set of question and answer cards
Explanatory of
Morality, Arts, Sciences && for the improvement of youth"
From the label - copy availabe
30 Questions and 30 Answers cards.
There is a copy in Edinburgh Museum, with pictures, which confirms the title and manufacturer.
This game is similar to Geographical Conversations (1799 - John Wallis) and would have had an "Answer Sheet" which would link the question number to the letter at the base of the answer card. The questions are varied and quite difficult, especially when considering what the correct answer would have been over 200 years ago. (We cannot track an Answer Sheet in the Museums that have the cards.)
Condition / Cabinet of Knowledge - Complete / Cards 30 Question Cards (numbered 1 to 30) and Answer Cards with a letter on the base. The cards are lightly used

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<B>1870 The Scripture Text Pastime - A N Myers 1870
1870 The Scripture Text Pastime - A N Myers
Stock #: MISC708
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An rare and unusual game designed especially for children to play on the Sabbath.
It was hoped that this game "an aid to a correct apprececiation of the sacred character of the day, at the same time as it affords to young, as well as old, an agreeable and not unprofitable mode of passing a few spare hours."
The rules explain in detail how the words should be constructed with the different color letters, and suggest it could be used for text from poets and writers as well.

Condition - Scripture Text Pastime - No list of letters is avaiable but the box appears very full / Letters all in very good condition, some have a less ornate version on the letter on the back (hand written) as suggested in the rules. / Rules - mint / Box very good - slight rubbing to the edge of the label.

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<B>c 1885 Electrical Instructor - Historical  1885
c 1885 Electrical Instructor - Historical
Stock #: MIS618
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Electrical Historical Instructor - The original Magic Robot ?
A question card is placed on the centre on the glass area - the question to be asked is aligned at the top and a hand swings round and points to the answer.
This were made for teaching different topics ie Geography, Music and History.
There are copies in the Edinburgh Museum and the Bodleian. All have only one question card (double sided) with the answers to both sides around the edge the box, which Is fixed.
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Electrical Instructor - Condition; Box has a small spilt at the top edge and has been repaired on one corner - Inside cover is good / Question card - one side has a small part of one question missing - / Question area grubby, marks on the directions /, answers bright and clear / moving hand has been reinforced with cotton to keep it in place, but it is working correctly.
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