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Antique Tables
Royal Snooker
Technical Information: The information below is from page 18 of the 1928 Brunswick Billiard and Bowling Catalog, Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company.

Listed as: The Royal English Billiard and Snooker Table

Construction: Sides made of 5-ply construction faced with a selected grade of figured Mahogany veneer handsomely inlaid. Top molding, which supplies the chief bearing surface for the slate, is made of compound built-up construction with a dimension of 4 x 3 3/8". Legs, of which there are 8, are fashioned of 5-ply lumber, solidly glued together, and reinforced with glue blocks at each corner. Sides are dowelled and bolted into legs to assure perfect unit rigidity. Further unit strength obtained by cross stretchers which also furnish additional bearing for the slate surface. Workmanship throughout is of the very best.

Wood and finish: Wood used in the construction of the Royal English Billiard and Snooker Table is handsomely figured Mahogany, inlaid with Satinwood, and vari-colored marquetry lines.

Slate Bed: Consists of five pieces of the best quality slate of regulation 1 1/2" thickness, with all joints rigidly secured by brass dowels and sockets. Playing surface is entirely free from screw holes.

Cushion Rails: The cushion rails of the Royal English Billiard and Snooker table are made up of a 3-ply body, consisting of three layers of woods of alternating grain glued together to insure the rails against climatic changes. The center layer of these plies is hard maple, the most suitable wood for holding cushion bolts firmly in place.

The body of the rail is covered with a rail cap of compound construction faced with solid Rosewood. The rails are securely fastened to the table with invisible cushion bolts. These bolts are covered with blind cushion rail facing built up of 5-ply compound construction faced with specially selected grade of figured Mahogany veneer inlaid with vari-colored marquetry lines.

Cushions: The Royal English Billiard and Snooker table can be equipped with any style Monarch perfect angle cushion.

Pocket Irons: The pocket irons are No. 7 style, countersunk in the ends of the cushion rails by means of brass sockets.