Posted 3 years ago
I am trying to attribute an extruded aluminum chess set, dimensions identical to the one in Colleen Shafroth’s book ‘The Art of Chess’, design by Scott Wolfe and produced in 1983 by Columbia Aluminum. The pictures above are: left: my set, center: the logo on my set, right: the Columbia set. I have searched extensively for the I C E logo and the origin of my set without success.
Chronology, Aluminum Extruded Chess Sets:
1962, Austin Enterprises, Alcoa, Design by Austin Cox
1966, Austin Enterprises, Alcoa, Design by Austin Cox
1972, I C E Set (my set, same design as the Columbia)
1972, I C E Set, made from round stock and milled.
1983, Columbia Set, per ‘The Art of Chess’ by Colleen Schafroth, design by Scott Wolfe and produced by Columbia Aluminum.
The 1972 I C E set was extruded from the same or identical dies as the Colubia set.
I include the Austin Cox designs because they are sometimes confused with the Columbia design. They are quite different. The main questions I have are: Who or what is I C E, and is there a way to contact designer Scott Wolfe (too many results on Google). I would greatly appreciate any help here. Thanks, Jim