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TitleCanasta Tray
Object NameCanasta Tray
Manufactured ByKuhlman Plastics Company (Kansas City, Missouri)
DescriptionBrick red colored plastic container to hold playing cards. Top can be converted into a base that allows the container to spin. The object is given a woven basket look with a celebrity endorsement by popular band leader Xavier Cugat. Under the top lid is an embossed caricature (the same as that on the lid of the box) of Cugat, his Chihuahua dog “Pepito” with his signature. The container is in original cardboard box packaging which carries the text: “The Cugat "Basquette". The Canasta tray that has EVERYTHING "Swing It And Play." Cugat’s Way. A piece of the box is missing, torn away to provide a profile of Cugat and the box. The missing piece had the text “America's Finest Canasta Tray.” The set originally contained two decks of canasta cards.
DimensionsBox is 5 ¼" by 7 ¼" by 2 1/4"
Date Manufactured1950s
Number of Objects1
Accession Number2009_079.053
DonorGift of Lawrence J. Broutman
Broad SubjectToys and Games
SubjectsGames/game pieces
For More InformationPlease address inquires to the Public Services Librarian, Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Library (e-mail: scrc@syr.edu, tel. 315-443-2697).
RightsPublication of images from the Special Collections Research Center is subject to approval and fees may be charged for such use. Publication includes the following media: print, electronic/digital, videotape, film, or microfilm. Permission to use images must be obtained in advance and in writing from the Special Collections Research Center by writing to plastics@syr.edu or going to http://scrc.syr.edu . These fees are separate from any which might be assigned/assessed by the copyright holder.
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