hist-games: FW: Old dominoes

James Masters james.masters at ukonline.co.uk
Tue Feb 13 02:29:07 PST 2001

Does anyone have any idea about this question?



James Masters
The Online Guide to Traditional Games


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Subject: Old dominoes

I have just looked at you web page.  I found 19 old dominoes, ebony and
bone? with a brass pin in the middle of the piece.  How old would these
be and what was the function of the brass pin?  I know that it enables
the domino to spin if put face down on the table.  Was this another game
or a permutation of the standard game?  Appreciate any information you
can supply.
Cordially, Diane D'Arcy

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