1960s Boxed Ansells Imperial Size Set of 28 Dominoes In Black Crystalate
This 1960s Boxed Ansells, Imperial Size Set of 28 Dominoes In Black Crystalate is in near mint condition. It is a ‘Double Six’ set. The box is slightly scuffed and marked. The top of the box bears the logo of the Ansells brewery in gold on a black background.
* The dominoes are Imperial sized (slightly larger than Empire): 1 7/8″ length by 15/16″ width x 3/8″ in height
* Cardboard Box measures: 6 7/8″ Width x 2 1/4″ depth x 1 3/4″ Height
According to Wikipedia,
Ansells Brewery (Ansells) was a regional brewery founded in Aston, Birmingham, England in 1858. It merged with Taylor Walker and Ind Coope in 1961 to form Allied Breweries. The brewery remained in operation until 1981, after which production transferred to Allied’s Burton upon Trent brewery; some former staff setting up the Aston Manor Brewery.
Although the box bears the Ansell brand, the dominoes themselves were made by Lehman and Co of St George Works, London, UK.
A nice item for crystalate (early plastic) collectors, breweriana, or as a gift for a loved one.
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