Originally Posted by jimb
...This is a salesman's sample card used between 1912 and 1935. .....Breaknot was a trade name used by Portland Billiard Ball for a compression mold plastic (plascon) chip. This card measures about 9 1/2" x 4". The price written on the reverse $15 per 1000. How time have changed.
Times have changed indeed. I think this represents more than a week's pay in the time period - for plastic chips! Nowadays, we can buy a thousand plastic chips for an hour's pay, and a week's wages can get us custom clays (as long as we're not the poor souls making the plastic chips).