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The Conqueror, a Brunswick antique pool table
From Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co. Catalogue
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Beautifully figured butt walnut inlaid with satin wood, ebony and vari-colored marqutry lines.
The Cushion rails, which are one of the most vital parts of a billiard table, are made up with what is known as a 3-ply body consisting of three layers of woods of alternating grain glued together to insure the rails against climatic changes. The center-piece of these plies is hard maple, the most suitable wood to hold the 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 by invisible cushion bolts. These bolts are covered by blind cushion rail facing which is built up of 5-ply compound construction and faced with specially selected high grade walnut veneer inlaid with satin wood, ebony, and vari-colored marquetry lines.
The Conqueror table can be furnished with any style monarch perfect angle cushion.
The playing equipment furnished with the Conqueror is as ordered.
The Conqueror table is a supertype of construction known as the Jumbo and represents the maximum of solidity and rigidity in billiard table manufacture. All wood parts are made of heavy compound constructed, specially selected and scientifically dried lumber, veneered on both sides by cross veneer of alternating grain and faced with the very best quality of high figured butt walnut veneer. Top molding is built up of compound consturction 8 in. x 3 3/8 in., and faced with a cross veneer and butt walnut. Legs are of extra heavy quality, perfect solidity being attained by means of double veneering both inside and outside and further held firm by glue blocks in all corners. Legs faced with best quality butt walnut to match sides. Rigidity of whole table and extra bearing surface for slate furnished by double cross stretchers running crossways and lengthways of the table. Sides fastened into legs with maple dowels and heavy iron bolts to keep table absolutely rigid. Whole table made in most thorough and careful manner and represents the highest attainment in the art of woodworking.
The slate bed consists of three pieces of the best quality slate, regulation size 1-inch thick, with all joints secured by brass dowels and sockets. It has no screw holds on the playing surface. If designred, 1 ½ inch slate can be furnished.
The pocket irons are our No. 6 style, which are countersunk in the ends of the cushion rails by means of brass sockets.
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