December 1, 2013

December 2013 Featured Chess Set

Posted in Exhibitions, Featured Chess Sets

Okuma America Machined Chess Set

December’s featured chess set has been donated to the World Chess Hall of Fame by Hartwig Inc. Founded in St. Louis in 1960 by Paul and Juanita Hartwig, the company has since grown to become the largest distributor of metal cutting and inspection equipment in the Midwest and Mountain regions. Hartwig Inc. stocks machine tool products created by the Okuma America Corporation. One of these machines produced the pieces in this industrial chess set. 

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Do you live in the Saint Louis metropolitan area and have a chess set with a great story? Submit it for inclusion in our Featured Chess Set project! This program highlights chess sets with interesting backgrounds borrowed from chess lovers and fans of the Hall of Fame. Featured chess sets are displayed for a period of one month at the World Chess Hall of Fame.

If you would like to participate in the program, send a photo and the story of the set to Emily Allred, Assistant Curator, at