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Checker game piece made of wood.  1.25" diameter, .25" tall, 3 concentric circles on both sides - from 18BC27, Feature 28.


Site: 18BC27 Federal Reserve Site

Context: Feature 28, Lot 289

Site Date Range: c. 1770-1930

Materials: wood

Dimensions: 1.25” diameter

Description: Checker made of wood, with 3 concentric circles on both sides.

History: The game of checkers-or draughts-originated in ancient Egypt and Greece. The availability of checkers increased as machine-made wooden pieces replaced hand-made discs in the later 19th century. Plastic game pieces began production in the 20th century (The Strong).