Hard Maple and American Walnut Drueke Chessboard, 2-1/4" Squares

Lot #465. Hard Maple and American Walnut Drueke Chessboard No. 64, 2-1/4″ Squares

Hard Maple and American Walnut Drueke Chessboard No. 64, 2-1/4″ Squares

Featured here is a Hard Maple and American Walnut Drueke Chessboard No. 64,  2-1/4″ Walnut and Maple squares, 3/4″ thick, overall size, 23″. The chess board is in new condition. The chessboard is circa 1995 and has been in climate controlled storage since then. This chessboard is designed to be used with chess pieces having base diameters between 1-5/8″ and 1-3/4″.

The Drueke Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan. was founded by William F. Drueke and in 1916, a company bearing his name first appears. The Drueke Company is America’s oldest manufacturer of traditional board games. In 1987, the Drueke Company was sold to the Low Tech Company. The Drueke name was retained. In 1990, the Low Tech Company sold Drueke to the Carrom Company, which moved manufacturing operations to its home in Ludington, Michigan. The Carrom Company continues to produce games under the Drueke name to this day. An excellent history of the Drueke Company, written by Duncan Pohl, can be found at: http://www.peterspioneers.com/druekepohlarticle.pdf

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