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vintage B. F. Goodrich rubber checkerboard--my latest project

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    Posted 2 years ago

    bobby725
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    I`ve had this rubber checkerboard kicking around my shop for a few years so I finally decided to do something with it. The rubber checkerboard is not in great condition, but it has the look! It advertises "THE B. F. GOODRICH RUBBER CO. RUBBER GOODS FOR MUNICIPALITIES". The base is a rusty old Domestic sewing machine base that I just cleaned off and then clear coated it, the wood is an old mahogany table top that I found, so I decided to put them all together and came up with this. Thanks for lookin! Rob

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    1. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      Thanks Watchsearcher for the love it!
    2. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      Thanks iggy for the love it!
    3. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      Thanks fhrjr2 for stopping by!
    4. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      An absolutely BEAUTIFUL way to display several unique things, esp that checkerboard?!! How COOL that is!!! :-) :-) :-)
    5. Brunswick Brunswick, 2 years ago
      King Me!! Nice item Bobby!!

      Thomas.
    6. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      Thanks AnythingObscure for the love it and nice compliment!!
    7. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      Thanks Thomas! You are a King! (at least for today)! ;-)
    8. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      Do you happen to know any of the history of the board itself, Bobby? Rubber seems like a kind of strange material to have made such a board from for 'household' usage, which makes me wonder (along with that "rubber goods for municipalities' logo on it) if it might have been intended to be installed semi-permanently somewhere in a "public" (maybe outdoor) location, like a civic park or plaza or somesuch??
    9. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
      Anythingobscure interesting because I was thinking along the same lines. Except I was thinking perhaps used on a train etc. where the rubber would absorb the vibration and not disrupt the game.
    10. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      I don`t have any history of the board and not sure where I picked it up (old age setting in). I did try a google search but came up empty. maybe an old promotional item? Thanks again!
    11. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      Hey, AnythingObscure, I just found this;

      https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/f-goodrich-rubber-checker-board-game-441702955
    12. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      Thanks fortapache for the thumbs up!
    13. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      Thanks bb2 for stopping by!
    14. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      Thanks Rhea19 for the love it!
    15. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      Thanks Vynil33rpm for the love it!
    16. Brunswick Brunswick, 2 years ago
      Both Chess and Checkers may be played here, a 64 squared board for either.
      Interesting to me is that in Chess, the most famous opening move is called 'The Gioco Piano', your first move being moving the pawn in front of the Queen up 2 spaces.

      Thomas.
    17. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      Thanks again Thomas! yeah, chess or checkers, if you look at the search that I found, there are B. F. Goodrich checkers that originally came with this. (never had the patience for chess)!
    18. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      Thanks officialfuel for stopping by!
    19. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      Thanks pw-collector and Cathyz for the love its!!
    20. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      Thanks SEAN68 for the love it!
    21. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 2 years ago
      Another great use of a sewing machine base!!!
      Stuff
    22. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      Thanks for stopping by Stuff! I was tired of tripping over it! :-)
    23. buckethead, 2 years ago
      Looks Great....Nice Work
    24. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      Thanks Broochman for the thumbs up!
    25. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
      I found a patent for a rubber checker board dated 1974 but it didn't give much else info except to a woman named Elisabeth something.
    26. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      Thanks buckethead for the appreciation!
    27. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      Thanks fhrjr2 for the love it and the research! I`m guessing that this was a promotional item.
    28. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      Thanks Bducatman for the like!

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