Patent Model - Improvement in Game Apparatus

Maker and role
William Briggs, Patentee
Production date
May 29 1877
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Object detail

Pressed paper board, steel
12 x 12" (30.5 x 30.5cm)
"The gist of this invention is removable chess and checker men suspended on a vertical board by means of hooks or pins, and stored on outwardly-projecting spindles when not required on the board; and the object of the invention is to provide a suitable board and an arrangement of men, either checkers or chess, so that games may be played on vertical walls for exhibition in club-rooms, halls, and other places." (Patent Number 191,223)
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