Electronic Video Game Console [Odyssey]

Magnavox Company, Manufacturer

1972
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Maker and Role
Magnavox Company, Manufacturer
Production Date
1972
1973
1974
Description
"Odyssey" electronic game console which attaches to 18" or 25" television set. The games are detailed in the manual with the set. Set includes main console, two controllers, game cord, and various components for games.
The Magnavox Odyssey is the world's first video game console. It was first demonstrated in May 1972 and released that fall, predating the Atari Pong home consoles by several years. The Odyssey was designed by Ralph Baer, who had a working prototype finished by 1968. This prototype, known as the Brown Box,[2] is now at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. (Wikipedia sourced)
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic
Processed Material/Paper
Processed Material/Paper/Cardboard
Signature/Marks and Type
ODYSSEY Sticker
COVERED BY ONE OR MORE / OF THE FOLL. U.S. PATENTS: / 3,659,284 / 3,659,285 / OTHER PATENTS PENDING / MADE IN U.S.A / 1TL200 1 OF 4 PCS. Embossed
11003408 / SERIAL NUMBER Sticker
Accession No
2000.7
Credit Line
Magnavox Company. 1972
1973
1974. Electronic Video Game Console [Odyssey], 2000.7. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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