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Original Rochester catalogue image from Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co.
From Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co. Catalogue
Rough table prior to refinishing Four Leg
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Furnished in either Quarter-sawed Oak or handsomely figured Mahogany. The Oak is finished in our No. 6 Medium or Golden color and the Mahogany is our regular No. 2 stock color and in what is known as an egg shell gloss, which means that after being given the ordinary cabinet finish it is hand-rubbed to a dull polish. This can be more readily kept clean than any other finish.
4 in. x 2 in. thick, compound construction built up of various kinds of hardwoods of different grain, double cross veneered. Plain solid corner blocks covering joint bolt heads. Cap rails 7/8 in. thick x 2¾ in. on upper surface and covered with rosewood ¼ in. thick. Solid rosewood corners. Ivory diamond sights. Inlaid metal fancy name plate. Invisible cushion bolts covered by what is known as Blind Cushion Rails, built up of several thicknesses placed in an alternate run of grain with fancy figured veneer on the exterior.
The Cushions furnished with this table, unless otherwise specified, are our celebrated style No. 1845 Match Game perfect angle Monarch. These are made in our own rubber factory at Muskegon, Mich., from a secret formula which is used exclusively by us. Our guarantee as to their accuracy of angle, speed and durability is evidenced by the name plate countersunk in the top of the cushion rail.
The Cloth and Playing Equipment, such as Balls, Cues, Cue Racks, Markers, etc., supplied with this table, are invariably of the very best quality, A special schedule embodying changes to suit the ideas of the purchaser is furnished in each individual case.
The Heavy O. G. frame work of body is built up in what is technically known as compound construction, that is, various kinds of woods tongued and grooved together and double cross veneered on the outside, the outer veneer being handsomely figured oak or mahogany. The legs are built up in the same way. This table is made in sections and can be taken apart for shipment. Double cross stretchers 1¼ in. thick x 9 in. wide, countersunk into reinforcing blocks 8 x 9 in., and held in place by heavy iron frame bolt, making a rigid bridge construction. Long stretchers 1¼ in. thick x 5½ in. Head blocks and sides built into legs, tongued and grooved compound construction reinforced by heavy corner blocks and secured to leg cap in frame body with iron bolt reinforced with hardwood dowels. The wood construction all of first quality, cabinet made and put together in a most thorough manner. All joints made close and secure and all mitres absolutely accurate. Glued up joints are tongued and grooved, strongly doweled and glued or screwed firmly together. All corners and edges made perfectly smooth and true.
Best quality Vermont slate, three pieces to the set, the joints being made with brass dowels and sockets with no screw holes in playing surface. Thickness of slate either 1 inch or 1 ½ inch, as may be specified, and reinforced with wood frame. Hardwood trim at pocket openings.
The Pocket Irons are our No. 5 style, which are countersunk in the ends of the cushion rails by means of a brass socket. The black cover leathers are reinforced at point of contact, giving extra durability, Best quality red trimming leather and green fringe. No. 10 best quality green worsted pocket nets.
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