Galalith backgammon checkers -1.45" diameter
Backgammonhellas has been providing luxury Galalith backgammon checkers for over 25 years. Our checkers are made of the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, making them a truly unique addition to any backgammon set.Our checkers are 3.7 cm / 1.45" in diameter and are available in a variety of colors, including traditional black and white, red and black, and green and brown. We also offer a variety of different woods for our checkers, such as Rosewood, Ebony, and Maple. Regardless of what style of backgammon you play, our checkers are sure to add a touch of class and elegance to your game. So if you're looking for the best quality backgammon checkers on the market, look no further than Backgammonhellas!
Quality Galalith Chips Set No 86
3,7 cm / 1.45" Diameter
(What is Galalith material ?)
Galalith (Erinoid in the United Kingdom), derived from the Greek words gala (milk) and lithos (stone), is a trade name for one of the earliest plastics.
It was invented in 1897 and patented in 1899 by (Friedrich) Adolph Spitteler (1846 - 1940) and Wilhelm Krische and made from the milk protein casein. At the beginning of the 20th century, a French chemist, J.C. Trillat, discovered the means to insolubilize casein by immersion in formaldehyde.
This material revolutionized the button industry with its capacity to create structural effects and imitate all sorts of material: horn, tortoiseshell, ivory, wood, etc. It was also used in the 1930s for jewellery, pens, umbrella handles, etc. World production at that time reached 10.000 tons.
One of its great qualities is its porosity, making it ideal for dyeing, by immersing white galalith in coloured baths. Galalith cannot be moulded, and is manufactured in the form of sheets of different thickness, sticks and tubes, and is therefore worked by hand.
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