Here we have a very nice renovated playing area Riley raise and fall dining table
it has a 7ft by 3ft 6 inch playing area .
Reduced from £2000 asking price to just £1500
look around to see what people are chargeing for these diners and you will see with the work done , that this is very reasonably priced .
As you can see it was re-clothed at great expense a couple of years ago and has little use .
a remark new spots brush and iron and it will look very good . Hardly any use .
Viewing highly recommended for peace of mind .
it also had new large 5/8th rubber fitted for much better than standard rubber bounce , this was hard work as the blocks had to be rebated lower to take the large 5/8th rubber
new bag nets and leathers fitted to under screwed wires for easy exchange if the nets wear out .
If you wish to see the state of these cushions before refurb read this
Rock hard 7ft Riley ding table cushions , why some do not like working on these small tables , and misunderstood information given to client .
5 leaf tops of solid mahogany in good condition .
the raise and fall brass lifting system .
this allows for the table to be lowered for dining , and raised for playing .
with two main anti bow bar beams which can be also seen more central in this photo .
you should never buy a raise and fall snooker diner without anti bow beams built in as they will sag in the middle .
all inquiries to Geoff or Carol at GCL billiards
Here we have a Unique sized Billiard table I have worked on a number of times re-clothing over the past years near Lincoln & Sleaford and Newark ( within that triangle ) .
it is one of those tables that you never forget working on , as it used to be a full size table .
And it was cut down in size to fit a room for cue size all the way around , by a Billards firm or Billiards fitter ( unknown ) but maybe by Thurston ?
How do I know it was a cut down table ?
Well there are tell tale signs in the under frame work , leg spacing , and the cushions that give this away .
The table size is over 10ft long and under 11ft playing area .
It’s outside measurments are 11ft 4 inch by 6ft 3 inch , obviously the playing area is less than that by about 6 inch all the way a round,
to nose of cushions if you take the depth of capping and overhang of cushion block and rubber into consideration .
I would say approx playing area of 10ft 4 inch by 5ft 3 inch .
and a slate size of approx 10ft 8 inch by 5ft 7 inch
so I could not advertise it as a true 10ft and not as an 11ft …it is what is known in the trade as a B*****D Size .
I have only worked on one other B******D size table and that was in the Vicarage of Dartmouth in Devon where they had an over 8ft yet under 9ft table
So they are out there .
this table is for sale due to a house sale …due to be completed in January
the unusual thing about it , it has steel cushions from a Burroughs and watts table , yet for some reason ( maybe through working on it in the past )
I am not sure if the whole table is Burroughs and watts or if the frame is Orme & Sons , I will forward the leg design onto a Billiards historian who has referance to these tables for his opinion .
but for some reason Orme is sticking in my mind , maybe because orme stamp their name in every piece of wood , and I may have seen it on the under frame work when I worked on it in the past .
it is a table that I have told many about , when people ask me if I have worked on odd sized tables , this and the Dartmouth Vicarage one .
with steel Burroughs and watts cushions fitted to it , the slates having been reduced also means the steel cushions and polished capping friezes have also been reduced in size .
My client at this stage is looking for sensible offers , and would like a quick sale .
So here is your opertunity , if you always wanted a full size yet not got a room large enough for one , yet this may fit ?
it is a unique table not many will have one the same size if any at all .
I think you would be looking at a room 20ft 6 inch by 15ft 5 inch to be comfortable , yet an inch or two less , would not effect it . so 20ft x 15ft room may be allright .
a price for removal and fitting to a ground floor premises could be given once we have your post code …by GCL billiards
this would be extra to the table price which you have to offer to our PRIVATE Seller .
this sale will not incur any middle men fees for the actual price of the table .
Viewing is recommended .
All info please contact Carol or Geoff Large at GCL billiards email .
*** ADDED NOTE ***
I have now found out through a billiard Historian ( Peter Ainsworth )
that the frame of this table is from an Orme Bath Club model table circa 1909 .
many thanks Peter for this information .
it must have been a special order to have one cut down to fit a room , and then ask for the better Burroughs and watts steel cushions to also be cut down and fit .
A one off conversion , and I suspect that Thurston maybe the firm that did this for the original owner .
Illustration kindley supplied by Peter Ainsworth .
Showing the original Bath Club Orme & sons model of table from a 1909 Catalogue of Orme .
Right having read and taken in the governments guidelines on covid lockdown from 5th of November 2020
We can only install or work on Snooker or pool table if the room is empty of personnel , and some conditions met
outdoor separate rooms are preferred and we will give those sort of job’s priority over working inside someone’s house which in realty is not going to be possible in some cases unless some strict conditions are met .
Working in Garage conversions and outdoor sheds or log cabins is going to be the type of places we can work under the current guidelines .
and many of our job’s do take us to that type of premises .
no contact with householder within the room , and toilets and wash room facilities pointed out for access on arrival .
some clients who are booking a re-rubber and re-cloth of their table , it may be possible to start part of your work by delivering the cushions to me so I can rubber and cloth the cushions and maybe replace the nets and leathers , to save time or maybe a two day overnight stay over which cannot be done during lock down .
no Hotels or B&Bs are allowed guests during lock down so any work which requires this overnight stay over is out of bounds at the moment until the lock down is lifted on these stop over accommodation premises .
I am doing a couple of these this month , where the owners are delivering the cushions to me for working on , then clearing the room for me only to work on the table and refit the cushions to save time and reduce time spent on their property .
we are doing our bit to make it safe to carry on working , be it only in a limited capacity and to keep the economy going .
and at the same time adhering to the rules of Lockdown .
And yes the Restrictions and lock down is effecting my trade , nearly all our pub rental tables are earning nothing many have been removed and sold as pub’s asked for them to be taken out , ironically to increase more sitting down table space , then what does the Government do shut down the pub’s .
I decided to sell them off , and when these pub’s are ready for another table I will be buying brand new ones to replace the ones we have sold off .
I have to comply with regulations and this effects trade and business , also some of our supplies are not available due to the supplier not being able to get stock in on a regular basis , which means cancelled work due to not being able to get hold of certain spares , or having to wait for them longer to arrive due to demand outstripping supplies .
this photo for example empty shelves at Supreme Pool tables warehouse Heywood near Manchester .
Above empty racking
and below Normally like this during normal supply before Covid19