This is an Instruction and Protest Set from 1947 that was used for boat races. When a race would end and someone wanted to protest the judges" decision as to who the winner was, this set could be used to demonstrate the points being protested.
The wooden case folds open so the painted cork area can be used to stick buoys and boats into place to illustrate the points being protested.
Inside the case, each cavity is green-felt lined. There is a label printed with "Instruction and Protest Set; Copyright 1947; Joseph S.L. Wharton, Jr.; Manufactured by Beehive, Incorporated; Essex, Connecticut; Pat. Applied For; Made in U.S.A."
**Closed measurements are 11 7/8 inches long, 4 3/4 inches wide, 1 1/2 inches wide**
**Blue-painted cork outside, green-felt lined inside**
**Four sailboats: red and gray, green and red, white and green, and black and silver**
**1 1/8 inches long, 1/2 inch wide, 2 1/8 inches tall**
**Plastic sails, metal bodies**
Also included are one white metal flag, one red metal buoy, and one white metal buoy.
There are two empty compartments in the case, one of which, by its shape, is obviously for a ship.
Pieces and case do have expected wear for antiques but are in very good condition. Green felt has missing bits along edge, as usually happens with old felt.