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February 24th 1966
The Baltimore Sun
(Copyright © Reprinted with permission from the Baltimore Sun)
Baltimore Fails In Ouija Game As Firm Goes
Alas poor Baltimore. No longer the umbrella capital of the world or even the largest maker of men’s straw hats, she now is losing her claim to leadership in making Ouija boards.
William Fuld, Inc., founded in 1919 and a leader in the talking board field, has been sold to Parker Bros., Inc., the nation’s largest games publisher. All operations are being moved either to Iowa or Massachusetts.
Much of the Fuld organization’s work was handled by outside suppliers and it did not have a great many employees. It had headquarters at 1318 East Fort avenue.
Parker Bros., which had 1965 sales of more than $13,000,000, has been headed since 1944 by a Pikesville native and member of the Maryland bar, Robert B. M. Barton, who negotiated the Fuld acquisition.