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Vintage Curtis Cribbage Counter
All of the information about this cribbage board was found on the American Cribbage Congress web site. Wilfred A. Curtis patented his scoring device in 1951. Prior to getting the patent he manufactured these molded plastic game counters with 120 numbered markers on each side so two players could play a complete game to 121. The markers slide to keep score. At each end there is a dial to keep track of games won, up to 5. The board came in 3 colors, ivory with black dials & print, black with ivory dials and print, and black with red dials and print. The name of the company, Cribbage Counter and Leominster Massachusetts are in a diamond on the center of the board. Pat. Pend. is stamped below this. The boxes found with these original boards are all marked "Curtis Products Co. North Woodstock, N.H." After getting the patent Curtis started manufacturing the board with 60 markers, rather than the original 120, and in just 2 colors, ivory with green dials and print, and black with ivory markers and print. "No. Woodstock, New Hampshire" was stamped in the middle diamond. This is one of the boards from after the patent was granted. I am going to have to amend the information from the American Cribbage Congress, as this board is ivory colored with black dials and print. It is 14" long, 4" wide and with its original box. The board has the two dials for games won on the same end, and markers for first and second legs on the opposite end. The patent number is on the center by the diamond. The cribbage board is in excellent condition. The box is in very nice condition with only a few scuff marks.
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