1940s Container Mfg. Co. - PDF

This is a high quality digital reproduction of an original 1940s
product catalog for the Container Mfg. Co. of St. Louis, MO. The
catalog features the Multi-Giant, the "1st New Board Design in
30 Years" with 6 tickets in each hole. This is the only copy
available anywhere on the internet. It is in excellent condition
with no notable issues. It is 92 pages. This catalog features
punchboards (or in some cases "punch board", "push board",
"punchcard", or "pushcard"), a gambling device popular in the
United States from roughly 1910 until 1970. A modern
punchboard typically consists of a square or rectangular piece of
pressed wood or cardboard (from ½ inch to one inch in
thickness) in which hundreds or thousands of holes have been
drilled in a regular pattern, then loaded with tiny slips of rolled
or folded paper. Each slip of paper had a number or symbol
printed on it. Both front and back of the board were covered
with a foil or paper seal. The front of the board typically
featured some form of attention-getting commercial imagery
and a chart listing the winning number or combination of
numbers and symbols, along with the prizes or cash amounts to
be awarded to the winners. A player paid the punchboard's
operator a set amount of money (typically a nickel, dime or
quarter) for a chance to use a metal stylus to break the seal on
the hole of his choice, and "punch" one of the slips of paper out
of the board. If the number or symbols found on the slip of
paper matched one of the pre-determined winning
combinations, the player was awarded the corresponding prize.
This catalog includes color lithographs of vintage punchboards
produced by the company during the 1940s.
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