Thursday, February 17, 2011

Billiardette Table


A couple weeks ago we bought this small 10 pocket pool table off one of our local pickers. Originally we just thought it was a parlor or pub game but in doing some research I discovered it had some unusual history.
Coin-operated, prohibition era, miniature pool table. 

Billiardette tables were made when pool was outlawed during prohibition. These small, portable tables were built to skirt around gaming laws in the 1930's. They were produced by approx. 15 manufacturers from 1930-1939. Ours is made of solid walnut and felt and includes slide-on-wire scoring beads, a petite cue, and a complete set of balls.
An internal central retrieval system stores and releases balls when a nickel is inserted. 


48"W X 14"D X 35"H
122cm W X 35.5cm D X 89cm H
Condition: Very Good, Original
Number of items: 1

Item ID: 19417
Price: SOLD

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