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EMBOSSED RIM MOLD DESIGN PROJECT

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(Anytime a chip is described or identified, one of the half dozen or so parameters given is the chip's particular rim mold design.  Thus, the rim mold design is an important part of the name of a chip.  As explained below, it is also, at times, a clue to a chip's age and geographical use.... .... ... Some mold designs are inlaid, a relatively recent occurrance.  Today more and more inlaid rim mold design chips are appearing, often as poker (non-casino) chips.  These current inlaid mold chips are made of a nylon-plastic material and are often embossed some as well.  The 10 pages of this project are mostly concerned with the old embossed clay chips and ignores the modern inlaid molds.)

EMBOSSED RIM MOLD DESIGN LOCATOR --
LINKS TO MOLD DESIGNS AND THIS INFO:  NAMES, PICTURES, DATES, DISTRIBUTORS, AND SAMPLE CHIPS FOR SALE --  THIS SITE WAS CREATED TO ENCOURAGE THE STUDY AND COLLECTION OF OLD CHIP MOLDS

***** IF YOU WANT TO TAKE A QUICK TOUR OF THE 10 PAGES OF THIS MOLD DESIGN PROJECT,  CLICK THIS LINK AND THEN  CLICK THE "CONTINUE....." LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH PAGE.  (In fact, if you scroll down to the bottom of any of the 10 mold design pages and click the "Continue....." link and do so at every page, you will quickly see all 10 mold design pages.)  *****

*** THIS IS A WORK-IN-PROGRESS; CORRECTIONS, ADDITIONS, COMMENTS ARE APPRECIATED  ***


distributor advertising chips --  they show distributor name and their proprietary rim mold

Note: when researching a chip with an embossed rim mold design, examine (click) the uppermost applicable category from the list below.  In another words, starting with category #1 (DICE.....), read each category title and stop when you reach one that includes something in the rim mold design of your chip.  For example, if the embossed rim mold has both dice and words, click the "dice" link (#1), not the "letters or words" link (#2).  Another example:  if you have an Elephant Head and Crown mold chip, click link #6 (PLANTS/ANIMALS, for the elephant head), not #7 (MANMADE OBJECTS, for the crown)...........You can also locate a particular mold design directly (if you know its name) by going to the A to Z list and links below............For general information about rim mold designs, the methodology and sources I used for this project, the scope of this project (which entails mainly embossed [recessed/incused] rim molds, not the flat inlaid and printed rim molds) and references for additional information on the subject, click here.

CATEGORIES OF EMBOSSED RIM MOLD DESIGNS
**** click the link of the category that interests you ****

          1. DICE appear in the mold design  (MD-1 to MD-9)
2. LETTERS or WORDS appear in the mold design  (MD-10 to MD-30)
3. HEARTS, SPADES OR CLUBS (Playing Card Pips) appear in the mold design  (MD-31 to MD-38)
4. CHAIN LINKS appear in the mold design  (MD-39 to MD-43)
5. GEOMETRIC IMAGES (squares, rectangles, diamonds, dots, circles, stars or triangles) appear in the mold design  (MD-44 to MD-58)
6. PLANTS (flowers) or ANIMALS (jockeys, horses, elephants, mermaids, unicorns or dragons) appear in the mold design  (MD-65 to MD-74)
7. MANMADE OBJECTS (hats, crowns, horseshoes, hourglasses, candelabras and harps) appear in the mold design  (MD-75 to MD-85)
8. MISCELLANEOUS IMAGES appear in the mold design  (MD-86 to MD-101)


ALPHABETICAL LIST OF MOLD DESIGNS WITH LINKS TO THE  PARTICULAR MOLD DESCRIPTION
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(Note: (1) to make this list user-friendly for the novice, I have listed certain molds two ways below.  For examples, I listed the "Hat & Cane" mold also as "Cane & Hat," and I listed the "Rectangles and Hearts" mold also as "Hearts and Rectangles;" and (2)  beware that what looks to me (and most people) as rectangles have been sometimes customarily called "squares."  I have followed suit here.  For example, the mold of the Jones Bros. Co. is called "Large Squares" even though the squares look like rectangles.  I, too, list the mold here as "Large Squares.")

$ Mold   md-98
16 Suits   md-35
20 Recessed Dashes   md-47
24 Suits   md-33
3 Dots & Dash   md-56
8 Suits   md-38
A Mold   md-13
Arrowdie (ARODIE)   md-2
Aztec-Pyramid (KP mold)   md-102
B Mold   md-14
B-Diamonds   md-15
Braid  md-92a
Bud Jones, suits  
md-36
C Mold (H C Evans)   md-17
C, Spades, Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds  md-18
C-Crests (WAVE)   md-16
Candleabra   md-83
Cane and Hat (Paulson)   md-76
Cane and Hat (Shiny:  Christy & Jones) md-77
Cards and Dice (DIECAR)   md-6
Caro  md-16a
Casino Names   md-12
Chain Links:  16 Raised and Oval  md-39
Chain Links:  16 Raised and Squared md-42
Chain Links:  20 Flat and Oval  md-40
Chain Links:  24 Flat and Squared md-41
Christy & Jones Hat & Cane  md-77
Circle, double broken   md-99
Circles and Zig-zag   md-96
Circles, large and small   md-95
Circles, small   md-94
Clover  md-74
Clubs (16) md-38d
Clubs and Triangles (Tri-clubs)  md-32
Cord   md-92
Courts & Numerals  md-29
Crest and Seal (C&S)   md-86
Crests, wave   md-16
Crown and Elephant   md-68
Crown, large (LCROWN)   md-79
Crown, small (SCROWN)   md-78
Dashes (19) (or 19 rectangles)  md-46
Dashes (20) (or 20 rectangles)  md-47
Diamond-B   md-15
Diamond-Square-Square (DISQSQ)  md-51
Diamonds   md-49
Diamonds and Dice   md-4
Diamonds and Squares   md-50
Diamonds, Lazy   md-53
Diamonds, radial   md-49
Dice and Cards (DIECAR)   md-6
Dice and Diamonds   md-4
Dice and Four Suits (DIE4SUITS)  md-7a
Dice and Suits (DIESUITS)  md-7
Dice Swirls (DISWRL)   md-1
Dollar Sign   md-98
Dolphins  md-73
Dots   md-55
Dots (16)   md-55a
Double Broken Circle   md-99
Dragons   md-69
Elephant and Crown   md-68
Ewing   md-3
Feathers   md-101
Flame (Blue Chip Co.)  md-103
Fleur de Lis   md-100
Flowers   md-72
H Mold   md-19
Harp   md-81
Hat (No cane)   md-75
Hat and Cane (Paulson - short cane version) md-76
Hat and Cane (Paulson - long cane version) md76a
Hat and Cane (Paulson - alternating version) md-76b
Hat and Cane (Paulson - inverted version) md-76c
Hat and Cane (Shiny: Christy & Jones) md-77
H.C.E. (H C Edwards)  md-19
Hearts and Rectangles   md-31
Hearts and Triangles   md-31a
Horse Head Left (HHL)   md-66
Horse Head Right (HHR)   md-65
Horseshoe   md-82
Horseshoe, Clover, Pips   md-37
Hourglass   md-80
Hourglass, new   md-80a
House (Bud Jones)   md-10
House (Paulson)   md-11
Hub (Mason)   md-44
Jockeys   md-70
Key, large   md-88
Key, small   md-87
KP mold (Aztec Pyramid)   md-102
L Mold   md-21
Large and Small Circles   md-95
Large and Small Rectangles  md-48
Large Crown (LCROWN)   md-79
Large Key   md-88
Large Squares (LGSQUR)   md-45
Lazy Diamonds   md-53
Lazy N   md-22
Lazy Spades   md-34
Lazy-S   md-25
Leafs   md-101
Left on top (LOT) - Right on top (ROT) issue md-36c
Links (See Chain)
Mermaids   md-71
Monarch   md-97
Mr. Lucky   md-8
N, Lazy   md-22
N Mold (NV)   md-23
Nevada    md-5
Oil Can   md-22
Paul-son Hat & Cane   md-76, 76a, 76b, 76c
Paulson Plain Mold  md-86a
"PAULSON CHIPS"  md-30
Paulson "Private Cardroom" mold  md-38c
Plain Mold   md-86
Plain Mold  (Paulson)  md-86a
Pyramid, Aztec  md-102
Radial Diamonds   md-49
Raised Circle (RAISCIR; Monarch)  md-97
Rectangles (or dashes) (20) (RECTL)  md-46
Rectangles (or dashes) (19)  md-47
Rectangles and Hearts   md-31
Rectangles, small and large  md-48
Ridge  md-105
Roman   md-89
Roulette   md-11a
Royal Flush-Steamboat   md-13a
S (Lazy) Mold   md-25
Scroll   md-93
Shell (flame) (Blue Chip Co.) md-103
Small and Large Rectangles  md-48
Small Circles   md-94
Small Crown (SCROWN)   md-78
Small Key   md-87
Small Squares   md-58
Spades (Lazy Spades)   md-34
Speed Dice   md-1
Squares and Diamonds (DIASQR)  md-50
Squares in Circle   md-52
Square-Square-Diamond (SQSQDI)  md-51
Square-Square-Rectangle (SQSQRT) md-48
Squares, Tumbling   md-58
Stars (8)   md-57b
Stars (18)   md-57
Stars (16)   md-57a
Suits and Dice (DIESUITS)  md-7
Suits by Bud Jones   md-36
Suits, 16   md-35
Suits, 24   md-33
Suits, 4  md-38b
Suits, 8   md-38
Sun  md-104
T Mold   md-26
T Mold (small T's)  md-26a
TK Mold   md-27
Trapezoids (8) md-59
Tri-Ball (Trey-Ball)   md-56
Triangles   md-54
Triangles and Clubs (Tri-clubs)  md-32
Triangles and Hearts   md-31a
Trident (Candelabra)  md-83
Tumbling Squares   md-58
Unicorn   md-67
Wave Crests (WAVE)   md-16
Weave   md-89
Web   md-91
X Mold   md-28
Zig-Zag    md-90
Zig-zag and Circles   md-96


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