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Antique Monarch Into Pieces

0 Posted by Pool Table King on April 18, 2014

Brunswick Balke Collender Moves Out

This antique 9′ billiard table from 1875 was recently disassembled as the Corona del Mar, California residence is prepared for sale. The nearly 140 year old table will be sent to auction in Los Angeles.

Antique pool table rails are different than modern ones. They bolt through the side into the slate and require a special key to turn. You will notice the crank in the second and sixth photos above. The cast iron base of this BBC Monarch, stamped #2, supported the tremendous weight of the four piece slate. The iron pieces, along with the inlayed wood cabinet, were completely and carefully dismantled in preparation for its white glove move north.

We hope the new owners find as much enjoyment as the previous family and take care to preserve this piece of billiard history.

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