Ouija Boards Pre 1950
The era of the Ouija was 1940-1950. During this time of uncertainty spiritualism took off as a pastime and séance's, tarot, clairvoyance and the Ouija was hugely popular.
The William Fuld design board had change into a design very similar to the 1960's-1990's boards. The planchette in white plastic evolved in the 1950's prior to that was the wooden planchette.
So too, the boxes read mystifying Oracle as that seemed more its name than Ouija at that time..
The 1940-1950 Fuld Board came in 2 sizes small and large just as they did in the 1960's.
The large 22 inch board was a heavy masonite a quarter of an inch thick!.
The backing was plain and the litho had no borders as the earlier ones did.
Other makes and styles too were selling in the 1940's like the
and many others like the Swami, Weeja girl and the likes.
1938 patent 22 inch (Thick) Mystifying Oracle
Box has seen extreme storage wear 3/10, board has some minor lifting top right and rust spots above KLM
Planchette is wood with a minor split . This does not effect the operation, Felt on feet clear lens but brass pin is missing.
Rare board, weight is high due to thickness of masonite
1940's Hasko, 22"