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Checker game piece made of wood (front and back), 7/8” diameter - from 18BC27, Feature 34.   Checker game piece made of wood (front and back), 7/8” diameter - from 18BC27, Feature 34.

Site: 18BC27 Federal Reserve Site

Context: Feature 34 Cellar filled between 1875-1900

Site Date Range: c. 1770-1930

Materials: wood

Dimensions: 7/8” diameter

Description: Checker made of wood (front and back)

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).