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CHECKERS - BASIC WOODEN SET

MAPLE LANDMARK

Maple Landmark's basic wooden checker set. Included is a wooden checker board and 24 plain wooden checkers. The checker board is crafted from 1/2" thick high quality birch plywood and measures 15" square. The 12 black and 12 red checkers measure 1-5/8" diameter by 5/16" thick. Both red and black checkers are engraved with a crown on one side so instead of stacking the checkers to "king" a player simply flip the checker over. A cloth pouch is included to store checkers. A great beginner board to teach checkers and share some quality time with the family. Made safe in USA.
  • Maple Landmark
    MADE IN MIDDLEBURRY, VERMONT
  • When products are made in this country, you can be far more certain that employees are not being unfairly exploited and that they work in safe and protected facilities. You can also take comfort in the fact that companies are guided by strict environmental rules.

    Safety and environmental protection are far less certain in cheap-labor countries. Importers and trade industry groups set up inspection programs to assure that all local laws are being followed. That is fine until one understands that in many regions, local laws are no more protective of labor and the environment than those of the United States at the turn of the last century.

    It is ironic that our society, which works to outlaw exploitative activity within, is perfectly fine purchasing products made in conditions that were deemed improper here generations ago. All for the reason that products are cheaper.

    Those inclined to import products will say that foreign production is more efficient, less wasteful. We beg to differ. For the most part, foreign factories don't operate with less labor, less material waste, or with less pollution. It can be argued that there is more true waste in these places because things are so cheap, there is less incentive to conserve and be careful. – Maple Landmark


Vendor: MAPLE LANDMARK