Bar Billiard Table Circa 1930's Made By Jelks and Sons (SOLD)
An Excellent Solid Oak Bar Billiard Table Circa 1930's Made By Jelks and Sons London
This table is all original, in excellent condition and it is nearly 90 years old so will show some light signs of general wear and use due to its age The table has solid hand carved legs and they have four solid brass discs which level the table
It has an original slate bed in perfect condition, front oak ball drawer with diamond score markers, lock with one key, Its fitted with an oak back board with all the white diamond score markers in place. It also has a fully working timer set on free play 15 mins a game.
The table cloth to bed and cushions are all in good condition some very small areas on the cloth have some tiny nips in it which will not effect playall the cushions have good bounce and table is ready for play. Fitted to the front is the brass plate for Bar Billiards of Ascot who maintained and serviced this table. Their old service stickers are on the underside of table top and adds to the history of the table.
This is an excellent investment as will only appreciate in value Getting more scarce to find in this condition a wonderful opportunity to own a piece of history and an oak Jelks table in this condition. The table has the makers name stamped along top inside edge and the table number is stamped 2500. This table will come with, 2 Cues, Chalks, Aramith boxed set of balls and 3 Mushrooms.
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Collection can be arranged from South Coast Nr Chichester, West Sussex, Post Code PO20 Area
We Can Deliver and install to a 240 Mile Radius of PO19 7LS
Bar Billiards The Game
Bar billiards is a form of Billiards which involves scoring points by potting balls in holes on the playing surface of the table rather than in pockets. The game of bar billiards developed originally from the French billiards, which due to the expensive tables in the fifteenth century was played only by the French monarchy and the very rich. The game was transformed into Billiard Russe during the 16th century for the Russian Tsars and a derivative of Bagatelle played by French royalty Billiards is a sport of distinction which has been part of our history for centuries.
The name billiards comes from France from the 15th century. Due to its high manufacturing cost, this sport has long remained the exclusive property of wealthy people.
At the beginning of the 20th century we start to see it spread on a popular scale. It is also estimated at the beginning of the 20th century the invention of the game of 8 as we know it today. Bar Billiards is also known as Russian billiards. It is widely played across southern England and the Channel Islands.
Being a traditional Pub game with no nationally governing federation or internationally rules applied.
Russian billiards were present in most neighbourhood bistros before the arrival of the pinball machines, you have to place wooden mushrooms which serve to increase the difficulty of the game, they are placed in front of the 3 holes, a coin mechanism activates a timer which closes a trap door and prevents the balls from coming down.
Bar billiards as we know it today was first imported to the UK during the early 1930s