Trying to identify a family set

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Hello, I am wondering if anyone is able to help me identify a set. This belonged to my Grandfather with our family last name initial in the clay chips.
I have been told the chips are from between 1930 and 1965, but I have no knowledge if this is correct. The carousel still works with a felt bottom. I have found NO identifying marks.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am new here, so I don't know if there are any other specific pictures you would help to aid in the identification. If there are, please let me know and I will do my best to take them.
Thank you in advance.
 

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They are generally referred to as "paranoid" chips around here, not because they make you paranoid, but that was the common name of the material composition. They are probably closer to the earlier date rather than the later date in your range estimate. Lots of these types of chips were make with single letters, as well as religious-type symbols, cultural symbols, etc.
 

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Here's a thread with a lot of information about Paranoid chips: https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/help-for-identify-an-old-roulette-wheelcheck-set.61887/

Here's an old advertisement for, among others, "Paranoid Inlaid Initial" chips, which are similar to yours (although the font appears to be slightly different):

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You can see some additional samples of these types of chips here:

http://chipguide.themogh.org/cg_uspc_pix.php?id=Sample chips-3
http://chipguide.themogh.org/cg_uspc_pix.php?id=Sample chips-4

Although, again note that the font is slightly different than on your chips - the examples have little half-circles cut out of the ends of the letters, but on your chips the ends of the letters are plain. I'm not sure what that might indicate, though.
 

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Ok, so that is great info, thank you. That then leads me to trying to identify the carousel.
Here's a thread with a lot of information about Paranoid chips: https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/help-for-identify-an-old-roulette-wheelcheck-set.61887/

Here's an old advertisement for, among others, "Paranoid Inlaid Initial" chips, which are similar to yours (although the font appears to be slightly different):

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You can see some additional samples of these types of chips here:

http://chipguide.themogh.org/cg_uspc_pix.php?id=Sample chips-3
http://chipguide.themogh.org/cg_uspc_pix.php?id=Sample chips-4

Although, again note that the font is slightly different than on your chips - the examples have little half-circles cut out of the ends of the letters, but on your chips the ends of the letters are plain. I'm not sure what that might indicate, though.
awesome. any ideas about the carousel?
 

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Carousels similar to that one are a fairly common design; you can see a lot of them on ebay if you search for "antique poker chips". I don't know anything about that specific model, and I'm not sure you'd be able to find out much about it.

The cover seems somewhat unusual.

I think it looks pretty cool from a vintage perspective. Modern chip storage solutions are very different.
 

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Carousels similar to that one are a fairly common design; you can see a lot of them on ebay if you search for "antique poker chips". I don't know anything about that specific model, and I'm not sure you'd be able to find out much about it.

The cover seems somewhat unusual.

I think it looks pretty cool from a vintage perspective. Modern chip storage solutions are very different.
What is also unique compared to the others I have seen, is that the wooden handle is built in, not attached with screws. Most I have seen have metal handles
 
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