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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mid-century chess set on eBay


Mid-century aluminum chess set

Hello Everyone!

As usual when a chess set pops up on eBay for sale, all chess lovers want to check out the details whether they intend to buy it or not. Here is one such latest mid-century retro chess set we found here.

This rare American mid-century chess set was designed by Austin Cox for Austin Industries. It is smaller of the two modernist styled extruded aluminum chess sets designed by Cox and manufactured by the Alcoa Aluminum Company

The white pieces are in natural aluminum while the black pieces are bronze anodized on all their non-cut faces. All pieces have their bases stamped with “© 1966 AE

This set comes in it’s original wooden (wall mountable) presentation display case with blue Plexiglas sliding lid. The Pawns measure 1.5" high. and the Power pieces are 2" high.

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3 Comments:

  • At July 30, 2010 at 3:28 PM , Anonymous R7-Android Super 17 said...

    I like it

     
  • At March 26, 2012 at 7:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I have an Austin Cox set for sale if anyone would care to contact me about it. It was given to me as payment for a loan so I don't have an emotional connection to the set and would be priced to sell. My name is Lee and my number is 917 657 1452 or lwhittier@yahoo.com

     
  • At May 30, 2014 at 8:07 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I have a Austin Cox 1966 chess piece set for sale you can contact me at 419. 604. 9707

     

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