The photograph on the left is of a octagonial Crokinole board 33 inches across.
It is made of wood stained redish brown, with discoloration on the surface. It has a raised wooden rim around the playing surface that is stained a darker brown. Some of the rails of this rim are loose. There are concentric black circlular lines surrounding the "bullseye" in the center, as there are on some other boards.
There are no steel deflector pins on the surface.
The distributor of this board was P.C. Allan, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. From documentation, it appears that boards of this type were manufactured between 1889 and 1891.
Although this board is octagonal in shape on the outer surface, the playing surface is the traditional round board.
The photograph on the right shows the reverse side of this board. The Board is loosley connected to the back. The bottom of the board does not show the attachment of the side rails. The back sits flatly on a table.
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Last update March 26, 2010