Jelks Bar Billiard Table Circa 1930s - Solid Oak (SOLD)
Jelks and Sons Solid Oak Antique Bar Billiard TableExcellent Condition - Slate Bed & Working TimerCirca 1930's this table is a Penny Leg and Table number is 1895A scarce and wonderful looking Penny Leg Bar billiard Table as hard to find in this conditionFully complete and constructed with solid oak It's top quality in excellent condition and it has a fantastic patina and grain finish.
Table has the original cue holders at both sides of table and will hold 4 cues, The legs have four solid brass bottoms which level table for the perfect game, It has an original lock with a working key and a working timer.
The slate bed is in perfect condition and the front ball drawer has all the original score markers. Table is fitted with the original back board with all the white original score markers It has a fully working timer which has the original cash box. The timer works on old one shilling coins but could be set on free play if required
A bag of 19 old shillings will be supplied with his table
Cloth to bed and cushions are in very good condition as is the leatherette fabric, the colours are a nice looking combination with the oak.
Please see pictures for Style, Detail and Condition
It will come with pre-owned accessories
2 cues, a full set of boxed aramith balls, 3 mushrooms and 2 chalks
An excellent investment
Jelks and Sons - Brief history
The earliest mention of this business indicates it was established in 1835 by Arthur and William Jelks' In the early years the business did seem to mainly dealing in domestic furnishings but in the early 1900's their Billiard Dinning Table was patented and the business stated that it was made entirely in their works at Holloway Road North London. By 1909 W. Jelks & Sons were manufacturing full size Billiard tables, in 1911 they listed second hand tables by other makers such as Burroughes & Watts, Cox & Yeman and Thurston, they were also keen to promote their own.
From the 1920's Jelks seem to have moved into the Billiard market in quite a big way as following adverts indicate.
They not only supplied Snooker and Billiard Tables but offered Bar Billiard tables and all the accessories and a recovering service as well.
However in 1954 there is a report to suggest that this year the company ceased trading