SOLD SUBJECT TO DEPOSIT …Immaculate and Renovated Burroughs & Watts Steel cushion , full size snooker table with all accessories For sale £2500 REDUCED NOW £2000 North wales location .

Another table with a succesfull sale through GCL billiards
An old client returns to me after I worked on his last tables , and asks do you have any decent steel cushion tables fror sale or know where there is one .

*** The table may be sold subject to deposit being placed on it , 6/9/2023
arrangments are being made to relocate it through GCL billiards

8th June 2023 …… REDUCED £500 to £2000 Table is a Bargain at this price for a steel cushions match play table .

I have a client who wishes to sell there much loved Burroughs and watts Full size steel cushion table , he has spent a lot of money bringing this table up to tournament spec , and at this price it will sell .
This is a private sale direct from the owner , the table is sold as is on site and it is up to any buyer to arrange for the table to be dismantled wrapped transported and then re-erected .
GCL billiards will quote for this work as long as it is on ground floor at the delivery end .
But you are free to use any Billiard fitter or firm of your choice .
You could if you know how , collect yourself then just hire a fitter at the home to fit it for you professionally .
But I recommend that the whole job is done professionally on such a nice table in this condition .
This table has the much sought after Steel Block cushions as used by professional players.

The table is located at Rhos on sea North Wales .
As you can see the table is in very good condition , having had a full Re-rubber and new cloth
Nets and leathers are good too and some very nice new top end ball rails .
The table will come with a full complement of Rests and cues
and has the professional rack system underslung at one end .
Corner pocket opening for an example , note no ball run wear marks in the cloth yet
as you approach the pockets , this cloth has had little use since the re-rubber and re-cloth .
this cloth could be refitted , so no need for an expensive re-cloth for a few years yet .
The all important end badge has not been removed , as you can see it states Steel vacuum Cushions
the table dates I think , from around 1920s onwards up to 1960s when Burroughs and watts where taken over by Riley .
Made from Quality wood in those days .
You may see a bit of belt buckle rash around the edge of the cushions , this happens to most tables .
it can be touched up by a competent polisher on site once installed .
The legs and frame look superb
The table also comes with an under slung tube heaters system .
heat helps the table play fast , and the rubber to rebound at maximum rebound value , all professional tables have some sort of heating system installed from these tube heaters to the heat matting type too .
if you wanted to upgrade to the heat matting then there is a guy in the UK who travels around doing this
and I could pass on his details to you .
Original Burroughs and watts triangle ball holder is also in the the accessories
and My client did say he had an Iron and Brush too along with Silver Dust cover .
all in with the table .
A small rack and cues is also with the table .
And a scoreboard

As you can see the table is complete and ready to go , Tables of this quality do come up for sale now and again at around £1500 in poor condition requiring a lot of money to be spent on them for example here is what some costs to do a table up these days

A complete strip and re-polish £1500
A re-rubber and re-block £450 to £495
A re-cloth from £600 to £850 Depending on cloth type used
nets and leathers £150 a set fitted
set of top end ball rails £90
Slate Heating system from £120 to £495
set of one G ball professional standard to within one gram in weight of each other £280
dust cover £25
iron £300
Bruch pure bristle £40
Scoreboard from £50
lighting system twin tube x 2 £200

That’s almost £4000 that has been spent on this table ( not counting the table itself )
My client wants ( NOW REDUCED £2000 ) for the table , even with allowance for a firm to remove and set up you will be better off buying this table than buying a rough one and having it renovated .

Typical costs for a firm to collect and deliver and set up to GROUND FLOOR

£450 to dismantle collect and wrap plus 50p per mile round trip

£550 to deliver and set up plus 50p per mile round trip the next day

of course if the table is being moved just down the road on a journey return without much detour , and it can be done all in one long day the costs will be lower
These costs are not part of the table sale , the table is being sold privately as is on site .

A couple of things to add in , the one G ball set in case , and the tube lighting .
all included in the sale .

Completed a Re-rubber and re-cloth , plus nets leathers and new ball rails to this very well made 7ft near Loughborough .

An example of my work on this well made 7ft table , made from a new frame and slate but cut down cushions from an old Orme & sons table , this was done in the 1980’s by another firm .
I have just completed a refurbishment of the playing surface and cushion rubber .
the thing that makes this table a good one is the full size bolts used in the cushions rather than the normal wood screw on cushions on most 7ft tables this one has been built correct .
And I made a point of this by informing my clients today why I thought it was a good table .

The table stripped down and old rubber removed and glued up blocks and rubber .
Best quality Hainsworth Northern rubber with yellow dot was used , this is the same rubber as used on TV tournament snooker tables .
The bed cloth removed showing the modern Italian made slate , with thick outer surround sub frame that the lug nuts are inserted into for the large cushions bolts .
The table polished frame is also a modern 1980s made frame and legs .

This is a full size bolt and lug , as used on full size snooker tables .
The lug is put in a rebate hole and plugged and glued in viewed from under side of wood sub subframe on slate edge , by using a bolt up system the cushions will be tight and better rebound , if they had just wood screwed the cushions it would not be as good .
The finished table , with new Peradon UK pocket top plate leathers , and new Peradon quality nets and ball rails .
Pocket opening with ball showing approx. space to pocket a ball , and the Hainsworth info for cloth care & maintenance of the Smart grade cloth used .
Corner pocket opening
The cushions came from an Old Orme & sons 9ft or full size table , as I could read Manchester stamped in on the underside of the cushion , and Orme always put that on their cushions , the Orme lettering part had been cut off , when they where cut down to fit this smaller 7ft table .
The table ready for a game of pool , I also checked and adjusted for level .
Ball size is 2 inch , if they want an easier game then 1.7/6th is the cue ball size , if they got this 1.7/16th size balls in the spots and stripes , they will find it easier to pocket , but the 2 inch in my opinion is ok .
it all depends on the standard of accuracy of the players , to decide the size of ball for this table .
The burgundy , Hainsworth smart napped wool mix cloth looks very nice on this table .
I recommend that any napped wool cloth is ironed every 10 hours of use , A full size billiard iron is very expensive at around £300 , but there is a lower cost option that does the job for these smaller tables and pool tables , from Decathlon on line only not in store at around £40 , it is a smaller iron , you have to press down , and always try it on newspaper or some spare cloth before putting it on any billiard / pool table bed cloth .
it heats up in just three minutes and ready for use , just unplug and use , never have it plugged in when ironing as it gets hotter as you are using it .
Many pubs use this type of iron on their small 7ft pool tables .
As a closing point , I would like to draw your attention to a label found on the underside of the cut down cushions , it appears that the cushions where originally on a full size I would say at a club called .
The Chorley Cum Hardy Conservative club , this club I think is now closed and used as offices .
it was based at  617 Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9AN .
the old rubber was dated in early 1980 and I think the 7ft table may have had cut down cushions converted and frame made in late 1980 or early 1981 .
probably by Riley’s . or one of the Liverpool firms .
A solid 4 leg frame that does not sag in the middle .