Jaques of London

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Staunton pieces designed by Cook for Jaques, 1849.

Jaques of London, formerly known as John Jaques of London and Jaques and Son of London is a long-established family company that manufactures sports and game equipment.

History[edit]

Dating itself from 1795 when Thomas Jaques, a farmer's son of French Huguenot descent, set up as a "Manufacturer of Ivory, Hardwoods, Bone, and Tunbridge Ware",[1] the company gained a reputation for publishing games under his grandson John Jaques the younger.

The company moved its offices and showroom to Edenbridge, Kent, in 2000.[2]

Products[edit]

A Jaques and Son Parcheesi/Ludo board

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Jaques London"
  2. ^ http://www.jaqueslondon.co.uk/contact-us
  3. ^ A Jaques set was used by Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky in the 1972 World Chess Championship (Edmonds & Eidinow 2004:163).
  4. ^ "Golf Games Rules". Jaques. Archived from the original on 16 September 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Jaques' Happy Families" Archived 2011-08-12 at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°12′23.97″N 0°3′45.12″E / 51.2066583°N 0.0625333°E / 51.2066583; 0.0625333