We have a client who is looking to sell their taken down and stored ready to go Full size Burroughs and Watts Snooker Table .
We do not have much of the table to show since it’s dismantle , I always advise to anyone to take photo’s before it is taken down .
these steel block cushioned tables are sought after , the design of useing steel plates in the cushions for extra and true bounce is still used to this day , and the Match TV tables as played on by professional snooker players are fitted with these type of cushions , only the pocket plates have been improved on for the modern game , the steel cushion design is the same design used today as when they where first invented by burroughs and watts in 1895 . this billiard table is from the circa 1900 to 1940s I think .
The end badge off one of the end cushions , the referance to steel vacuum cushions where to a system where holes or a contiuous slot was routed into the wood blocks that the rubber was glued to , thus forming an air pocket behind the rubber , this they refered to as a vacuum , so they call it the Burwat Steel vacuum cushion , it was a bit of a sales gimmick realy and they soon dropped the vacuum design and stopped putting the holes and slot into the block , but the steels do make the balls bounce that little bit more and more true as they come off at the angle , but good heavy wood cushions like those made from Cuban Mahogany did this without the aid of steel . the thing is there is plenty of steel about but not enough cuban mahogany , Thurston tried a system to beef their cushions up by implanting slate inside the wood to make them more heavy , this they called the Adamant cushion ,( NO not Adam Ant the singer ! ) but b&watts had cornered the market with this new steel cushion so all others fell by the wayside.
any way this shows why Burroughs and watts used steel to make them the market leader in Billiard tables at that time , the Steel Vaccum cushion realy put burroughs and watts on the map , and the other leading billiard firms of the day like Thurston and orme and sons etc lost a good amount of trade through the development of these patented cushions .
the turned leg of the burroughs and watts table , you may note the church window design which has a thin piece of wood insert called a knee panel to slide in to hide the frame bolts .
DISCLAIMER ….GCL Billiard has not inspected this table or taken it down , so cannot be sure all the parts are there , you will have to go through the parts with the owner to make sure it is all there , this is one of the pitfalls of buying a table allready dismantled , if it was still up , you would be sure it is all there .
I am not saying it is not all there , but things can get lost or misslaid when moveing them , I have a few horror stories of arriving to assemble a table to find parts missing , so know it can happen .
If you require this table picking up and checking for parts , transporting and assembling , then contact GCL Billiards for a competitive quote .
If you are interested in the table then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put you in touch with our client .
all we ask is please try and use our Professional qualified Billiard fitting services to move the table and set it back up in return for our free advert .
rough price Guide £500 —£1000….. GCL Billiards valuation and is price negotiable with the Client .