From: Marvin <marvin_at_rain.org>
Date: Sun Jun 15 20:14:30 1997

e.tedeschi wrote:
> Doeas anybody have a photograph of "PONG" the first video game ever? Or
> where I can find one? I have never seen it and I don't know how it looks
> like so I will not be able to recognize it if I ever bump into one.

I don't know if I have any of the Pong advertisements or not, but I most
likely have something close. It is pretty easy to recognize as the
cabinet was about 27" or so wide, about 30" deep, and stood somewhere
around 6 feet high. It had a black and white monitor. Of course, the
"Pong" on the marquee is kind of a giveaway :). The front panel had two
knobs, one for each player, but I don't recall if there were push
buttons labeled "One Player", "Two Player" and "Start" although I
*think* they did. If you aren't aware, it was manufactured by Atari
about 1972 (don't recall the exact date.) A good place to ask would be
rec.collecting.video.arcade (or the name is something like that.)
Received on Sun Jun 15 1997 - 20:14:30 BST

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