Bakelite was patented by Mr. Leo Baekeland in 1909 and used extensively for many products and in both World Wars. One of the tests for determining authenticity is to rub with your thumb until warm and see if it smells. This piece passes the test. The counter is a beautiful reddish brown and in excellent condition. It is numbered from 1 to 10 with peg holes aligned up both side and marked WE and THEY at the bottom. Measurements are approximately 7” by 2 ½” by ½”. As usual, the board did not come with pegs but I can supply 4 metal pegs in gold and silver colors that fit perfectly and look great.