This is a series of articles looking at some of the
less common areas of Billiard and Snooker collecting. Future articles will
cover such subjects as table irons and brushes, cue tippers and cutters, rests,
balls, trophies and medals. David Thomas Lyttleton is an avid collector of many
of the items that you will see referred to in these articles, so look forward
to sharing his experiences.
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Cue Racks and
Stands - If you look in the background of many of the photographs of
the leading players of the late 19th and early 20th
century, you will often see furniture like nothing available today.
Table Irons - It is
not clear as to when the habit of ironing the cloth first started, but the use
of the iron is documented in many books of the latter part of the eighteen
hundreds. I think it is safe to assume that once cloth was introduced to the
bed of the table it would need to be ironed to keep it as flat and smooth as
Make Your Top Ten
Choice - I have been asked on a few occasions by fellow collectors
which is my favourite cue, a question to which I have never been able to give a
they? - While sifting through the sports section in my local
bookshop the other day it struck me how obvious it was that there is a total
lack of books on Snooker. No biographies, no how to play books, not
even a hilarious collection of Snooker anecdotes!