Lot 399 of 595:
How to survive an Atomic Bomb  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$960
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
ABC-Atomic Bombing Care instructional toy
Author:
Place:
San Francisco
Publisher:
Joe Fredriksson Toy & Game Mfg. Co.
Date:
1951
Description:

Sealed box containing image scrolls, with turning knobs for changing and matching images to teach children to survive a nuclear attack. 26.5x18x3.5 cm. (10x8x1¼").

Somewhat eerie relic of the Cold War, a game to teach young school children how to survive a nuclear attack by lining up parallel halves of images. On the back are printed "For Parents and Teachers: Six Survival Secrets for Atomic Attacks..." and "Five Keys to Household Safety." Among these sure-fire survival techniques, "Try to get Shielded... Drop Flat on Ground or Floor... Close all Windows and Doors and Draw the Blinds..." etc. Because the box is sealed, these educational toys were often destroyed by youngsters ripping them apart to see how they functioned. That did not occur with the present example.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some rubbing at extremities and other light wear, else very good.
 
Item number:
243283
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