Riley Dining Snooker Table.
A fine quality adjustable mahogany dining snooker, billiard, pool table by E. J. Riley Ltd., of Accrington. The dual height billiard dining table has well turned legs and comes with four removable leaves. The leaves turn the pool table into the dining table and the purpose for dual height is so the table is at the correct height to dine from (29" high when in the low position) and with the use of the patent rise and fall lifters the table can then be raised to the correct height to play a game of snooker, billiards or pool (32 3/4" high). The table is in a usable condition with good cushions and clean playing cloth, playing surface 33" X 69".
There is a set of snooker balls, pool balls, 1 rest and 2 cues to accompany this table.
A great table for those who have limited space.
Riley was originally established, in 1897, as a humble sports shop in Manchester. By 1912, the Company had diversified into manufacturing Snooker tables in Accrington. It soon produced 4000 full size tables a year and exported to all parts of the globe.
By the mid 1920's the Riley brand, based upon creative design, quality materials and immaculate craftsmanship had grown into a leading premium snooker tables, cues and accessories brand.
BCE was founded, in 1976. The Company started life as a distributor to the coin operator sector, supplying cues, balls and table spares. By 1980, BCE had diversified into the manufacture of snooker tables. From 1982-1992 the BCE Westbury snooker table was the table being used at all the World professional snooker tournaments and BCE had become one of the biggest names in snooker.
In 2002, Stuart Lacey brought the Riley and BCE brands together within the same Group.
taken from the Riley website.
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