I enjoy collecting chess boards, and this little fellow 9inches x 9 inches, has just about the craziest construction of any boards in my collection. A tough looking fellow, which I am certain that passed every health & safety demand in the building industry today – try counting the number of screws around the sides – about 20!!
As it might even take the weight of an elephant, a CCI member dropped around to my home and could not stop laughing as we discussed its construction.
I like this little toughie, and bar a few bumps it is in great nick and my best guess is it’s pre-WW2 and it was purchased on E Bay some months ago.