Antique Rare Original 1904 Brunswick-balke-collender Billiard Price List/catalog For Sale
Antique Rare Original 1904 Brunswick-Balke-Collender Billiard Price List/Catalog
Offered here is aBrunswick-Balke-Collender Company billiard and supplies price list/catalog from 1904. Originally aimed at the proprietors of billiard and pool businesses; it is now an indispensable reference to anyone interested in the "Golden Age of Billiards."
- Pocket sized: dimensions: 4" x 7-1/2"
- 116 internal pages
- Overall in very good and excellent condition especially for a paper ephemeral.
- Evidence of some discoloration on from front cover to adjacent inner page. However the rest are in pristine/excellent condition.
- Artwork on nearly of every page; line art, engravings, woodblocks, photographs...
- Printed on thin qualitystock, now with only slight overall/uniform foxing
- Stapled binding
Featured inthe publication:
- Addresses of office
- Complete indices
- Picture ofthe many showrooms and factories
- Many pages of custom cues
- Also, racks, cases and pool hall paraphernalia
- Extensive discussion of billiard cloth and the various ivory balls
- History and manufacture of Monarch cushions explained
- Some scathing commentary/critique on competitors and products
- For the current cue collector many detailed illustrations of the various cue butts available at the time
- Pictures of generaldisplay and storage cases
- Just about every billiard item need in a parlor is featured; chalks, chalk-holders, cue tips, brushes, pockets, balls, cases, chairs, books, lighting fixtures, cloth, repair tools, table parts, trophies, scoreboards, tokens, and much, much more...
- A price list insert for tables - in near mint
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