Button Stud Pocket Chess Set.
An unusual, vintage, English-made patented Button Stud Pocket Chess Set. The manufacturer is unknown and there are no maker’s markings on the case other than the word “Patent“. The Pocket Chess Set consists of a 32 stud-type chessmen with figurine chess characters printed in red and gold on white porcelain studs. The chessmen slip into, and are secured by, slotted holes in the leather chessboard. The slotted leather chessboard with black and tan squares and chessmen are housed in a red leather lockable folding case. The set measures 9″ square. The studs measure 0.55” in diameter. The outer red leather case is in excellent condition with only minor scuffing on one side. The slotted leather chessboard and stud chessmen are in like new condition. This item probably dates to around 1970.