This old game is called Swing-Pin and just like bowling the object is to knock down the wooden pins with a ball only this red ball is suspended. A colorful tin platform with nine red spots makes the playing surface. Each spot has a number which would apparently be points to be made and presumably a wood pin would be placed on each spot. A heavy gauge steel wire inserts into the base at one corner. The ball hangs from the hook over the center of the base and I assume each player would test their skill at swinging the ball to see how many pins they could knock down in one play, counting the points of the spot where the pins are knocked over. This is all assumption since this toy has no instruction printed on it. This was made by Tudor Toys which I believe was located in Brooklyn, N.Y. and I think this is probably from the late 1930’s – 1950’s.
The base measures about 7 ¾” square by 3/8” thick and it is in nice condition with good color and gloss. The litho on the tin has some light scuffs and scratches and minor paint loss from light play wear. The wood pins measure about 2 1/8” high and they are in good condition. There are actually 10 of them. I think they are original to the piece but there is a possibility someone replaced them. The string on that holds the ball has a few knots and is lightly frayed.
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Vintage Tudor Toys Tin Game – Swing Pin – Fun Skill Toy