Pocket Chess Set

Set, Chess

Accession Number: 2017.1.2

Description: Small mahogany case with finger joints at corners; hinged lid with brass spring latch on front; lid and base lined on interior with green felt; Bakelite resin tray pinned into base with 8x8 grid of star shaped holes; each alternating hole in the grid has slightly rounded shoulders (to represent the black/white squares of a chess board); thirty-eight (38) pieces of type, each with a raised bar on one end and two raised pins on the other.

Height: 1.25

Width: 3.75

Depth: 4.75

Date Made: ca. 1968

Maker: Royal National Institute for the Blind

Place of Origin: England

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2017.1

Subjects: Board games Recreation

Dimension Notes: overall

Made: Royal National Institute for the Blind

Material: Wood, wool, antimony, tin, lead, brass

Updated: 01/19/2017