For sale

Here are a few of the items we have for sale – this is not the full listing so if there is anything you are specifically looking for just call 0115 9400268 or email brian@anthonyandpykett.co.uk

Riley Imperial table

Table circa 1928. Solid Oak throughout including internal bearers. Not to be compared with modern tables, this is very heavy, hard as iron Oak! 2 inch Welsh slate bed. Very rare Oak wooden Billiard/Snooker rails by the Hull Pocket company, almost certainly original to the table. Matching Riley Oak Scoreboard with revolving numbers. Comes complete with cues, balls, rests etc. Very contemporary table would suit an older or modern property just as well. Oak is in lovely condition. £1,500 (note this does not include a new cloth or installation, please contact us for a quote). This is one of the best tables E G Riley ever made – from their golden era!


Sams Atlas K Steel 9ft American pool table – SOLD

In good condition, dismantled and ready for collection – needs a new cloth. Bargain price £800 as is, or delivered, installed and fitted with new cloth (choice of colours), set of balls, triangle, cues etc for £1500 within 100 miles of Nottingham centre.

This table cost nearly £6000 new. It is the older, better Mk1 steel model in a rare blue marble finish, stunning looking table with 3 piece slate bed and patented leveling frame.


Sams Atlas Bison 8ft American pool table – SOLD

Slate bed, in good used condition, electronic coin mechanisms, but need new batteries so are selling this as untested free play tables.

Cloths need replacing – these tables are over £4000 new, bargain dismantled, ready for collection for £600 or delivered, installed and re-covered to ground floor within 100 miles of Nottingham centre for £1000 which includes balls, cues etc and a choice of cloth colours if taking this option.

And now for something completely different !!

LOG CABIN for sale – advertising on behalf of one of our clients – table is not for sale though – we are moving it to clients new build!

Log cabin for sale, 9 metres x 5 metres. Approximately 10 years old in Red Cedar, fully insulated, buyer to dismantle and collect. Offers invited, table is NOT included as I am moving it to my new place. Cabin is located in Bedford. Contact Brian on 0115 9400268 or email brian@anthonyandpykett.co.uk


Poker Table

Large Brunswick dual sided Mahogany Poker table complete with 6 matching chairs. This is a large, fantastic looking piece of furniture, virtually as new, possibly the only one in the country! Selling on behalf of a client please contact the customer directly on 07784597765. The table is located in Chester.

Recent Posts

UNDERCUT !

Never mind the width – feel the undercut!

There’s a lot of nonsense talked about pocket sizes. Players often use their fist to check the actual size which is somewhat pointless as its the undercut [the angle the pocket rubber is cut underneath] as this is what forces the ball downwards into the pocket. You can have a wide pocket with no undercut and balls will just rattle across the pocket jaws and won’t go in even on a slow shot along the cushion. Conversely, a tight pocket with lots of undercut will be much easier to pot balls even played at speed along the cushion.

One question we are often asked is: “are the tables used in televised matches easy as balls seem to go in on shots that wouldn’t go in on our local club tables?” The truth is somewhat in the middle, don’t forget that on TV you are seeing the shots from angles and closeups you don’t normally see, even worse in slow motion. However sponsors and TV producers want to see big breaks and that does mean they don’t want very tight pockets. If your table is an old one it’s very likely it has tighter pockets than modern match tables. On many older tables you certainly can’t pot balls at speed from oblique angles, in fact even straight shots may be thrown back off the pocket plate.

In years past pockets were tighter and there often was not sufficient rubber to put much of an undercut on. Joe Davis made his 147 on a very tight table with much heavier and less responsive balls!

 

  1. Snooker Boom Years Comments Off on Snooker Boom Years