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Re:chess set any idea who made these ?
« on: May 18, 2009, 07:11PM »
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thanks for info on chess set. now mystery is solved. James
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Re:chess set any idea who made these ?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2009, 03:38PM »
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Quote from: knighted on April 30, 2009, 02:39PM   

sorry but i forgot to add earlier. king is 3 1/4" high.  James


The manufacturer of the set in question is "Kingsway Inc." made in the USA.

The style of the set is trademarked as "Florentine Figurines"

The set in the picture is a fairly early model probably made somewhere between 1947 and 1960.  Later on the makers added taller bases to the pieces and pawns bringing the height of the king to over 4 inches.

The taller sets usually came in a partitioned box with a 20-page booklet and a folding cardboard playing board that measured 15.5 inches when opened.  The board featured a poorly simulated wood surface and a backgammon board on the reverse side.

The premium edition of the set came in a padded vinyl box with red pieces and pawns instead of black.

Kingsway sold a ton of these sets - there are usually several sets for sale on Ebay at any time.

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Re:chess set any idea who made these ?
« Reply #2 on: May 1, 2009, 07:15PM »
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Quote from: marko on May  1, 2009, 03:58PM   

There is a nice collection of Lowe chess sets here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/dwolf359/LoweChessSets#

But I didn't see any with an elephant rook. Very unusual.

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I remember playing with sets with such rooks when I was in Jr High (which would have been 1967-68).  I can't be sure they were Lowe but that is my best guess.
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Re:chess set any idea who made these ?
« Reply #3 on: May 1, 2009, 03:58PM »
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There is a nice collection of Lowe chess sets here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/dwolf359/LoweChessSets#

But I didn't see any with an elephant rook. Very unusual.

Best regards,
Marko
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Re:chess set any idea who made these ?
« Reply #4 on: May 1, 2009, 01:03PM »
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I have always heard them referred to as Renaissance sets, because they resemble characters from that time period.  Alot of different companies made them and I can't tell from the photo but if they are cheap plastic they might be from a company named Lowe.  But like I said a lot of places made them.  But I am unaware of any computer chess sets which used them.

I even had a set my Aunt made in acrylics when she took an art class.  Unfortunately the acrylics never properly hardened and they either stuck together or stuck to the tissue paper I wrapped them in to keep them from sticking together.
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sorry but i forgot to add earlier. king is 3 1/4" high.  James
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3320/3478319458_bb8dd0cce4_b.jpg
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