USA  (Americas)

USA. These bone sets are almost always found in USA, but it is not 100% sure they have been made there, because maker is unknown. Sometimes they are confused with German Uhlig sets of which they have some characteristics. It is said that descendants of Uhlig had moved to USA and made these sets.

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  • USA, "Staunton"
  • ca. 1920
  • Bone K 5.1; p 2.7

USA. Plastic sets from USA made by Gallant Knight or Drueke are very common. In spite of that they are interesting enough to list them here.

Patent D128794, issued by William F. Drueke in 1941 for chessmen.
I have seen these Drueke sets, in different boxes, with numbers 23B and 24. Our set came in a box from H.Baron Company, New York, together with the white and red Gallant Knight set in a similar box.
Unfortunately, I could not find any information on the H.Baron Company.

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  • USA, by Gallant Knight, "Staunton"
  • ca. 1940
  • Plastic K 7.0; p 3.6
  • Original box 26.0×13.6×5.4
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  • USA, by Gallant Knight, "Staunton"
  • ca. 1940
  • Plastic K 7.0; p 3.6
  • Box (not original) 23.2×18.3×3.9
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  • USA, by Drueke, "Staunton"
  • ca. 1940
  • Plastic K 5.9; p 3.3
  • Box (not original) 23.2×18.3×3.9

USA. Small travel chess set from USA. But I have to say that I'm not sure about that origin...

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  • USA
  • Mid 20th century
  • Plastic K 1.0; p 1.0
  • Box 17.0×11.6×2.3
  • Board 10.2×10.3