This is an original billiard table iron made by the firm of 'Thurston of London' c1880 in solid cast iron & struck with the lettering of their name. These flat irons were originally used to smooth the cloth of billiard tables in order to improve the speed of response, and were heated by placing on a stove or gas ring. Great care had to be exercised to avoid overheating and subsequent scorching of the cloth.
They make a great doorstop!
Specialist dealers for antique Billiard tables, period Snooker & Pool tables, Bar Billiard tables & other bar games. We have a massive range of tables of all sizes together with scoreboards, cue stands, light fittings, antique cues & rests, prints and pictures etc, and all our displayed in our showroom/warehouse. We have over 45 years experience in the supply of the finest ornate and original billiard goods, with a great knowledge of the various makers and styles. We also service and repair tables, together with removals and full installation. Our showroom houses a vast array of goods and customers are warmly invited to browse. We also source tables of a particular size or style to order, together with accessories to match. Combined billiard/dining tables in all the various sizes are usually available, and we concentrate on those which are complete with the original dining tops rather than a marriage of parts.
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