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    王可

  • #2
    I see the 12 foot was 52, I wonder what that equates to in todays money?

    today they go for anywhere between 5-12K

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    • #3
      Billiard paddle 01.jpg

      I have one of those billiard score paddles

      Thanks for posting the catalogue

      I just noticed the UNSW logo too.
      My favourite players: Walter Lindrum (AUS), Neil Robertson (AUS), Eddie Charlton (AUS), Robby Foldvari (AUS), Vinnie Calabrese (AUS), Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry, Alex Higgins, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Dominic Dale and Barry Hawkins.
      I dream of a 147 (but would be happy with a 100)

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      • #4
        I am pleased that I have created a bit of interest. I don't post very much these days.

        On the cost of things- in "The Copper Beeches", Sherlock Holmes talks about how a governess- a resident teacher- would work for 40 a year. So those tables are not cheap!
        王可

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        • #5
          What is on the cover? Pic maybe?
          My favourite players: Walter Lindrum (AUS), Neil Robertson (AUS), Eddie Charlton (AUS), Robby Foldvari (AUS), Vinnie Calabrese (AUS), Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry, Alex Higgins, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Dominic Dale and Barry Hawkins.
          I dream of a 147 (but would be happy with a 100)

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          • #6
            It is from a reproduction of an "Army & Navy Stores Co-operative Society" catalogue from 1908. It sold almost anything thatw as then available. It is published under the name "Yesterdays Shopping" and is well worth finding.

            It was a large store in London with a mail order catalogue as well and supplied stuff to embers of the forces, civil servide etc. Of course in 1908 they were all over the world- Hong Kong, India, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Ireland etc. etc. If you wanted a snooker table, or a grand piano, or a revolver you simply selected what you wanted, paid and it was sent to you.
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            • #7
              Originally Posted by philip in china View Post
              I am pleased that I have created a bit of interest. I don't post very much these days.

              On the cost of things- in "The Copper Beeches", Sherlock Holmes talks about how a governess- a resident teacher- would work for 40 a year. So those tables are not cheap!
              that seems about right, because a top quality new table today would cost around an average persons yearly salary

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              • #8
                If you compare, say, a good quality sidelock shotgun, a snooker table and a Bechstein concert grand piano I think prices are about the same relative to each other and the actual items are probably not significantly different now from what they were in 1908!
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                • #9
                  Originally Posted by philip in china View Post
                  If you compare, say, a good quality sidelock shotgun, a snooker table and a Bechstein concert grand piano I think prices are about the same relative to each other and the actual items are probably not significantly different now from what they were in 1908!
                  Anyone want to swap a snooker table for a Bechstein concert grand piano?
                  My favourite players: Walter Lindrum (AUS), Neil Robertson (AUS), Eddie Charlton (AUS), Robby Foldvari (AUS), Vinnie Calabrese (AUS), Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry, Alex Higgins, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Dominic Dale and Barry Hawkins.
                  I dream of a 147 (but would be happy with a 100)

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                  • #10
                    I wouldn't swop mine for a table. Then again I wouldn't swop my table for a piano either. I am very happy with both.
                    王可

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                    • #11
                      Originally Posted by alabadi View Post
                      that seems about right, because a top quality new table today would cost around an average persons yearly salary
                      How much is a table nowadays?

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                      • #12
                        Originally Posted by jrc750 View Post
                        How much is a table nowadays?
                        well if you take an antique one they can cost anywhere upto 5-12k

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                        • #13
                          Originally Posted by alabadi View Post
                          well if you take an antique one they can cost anywhere upto 5-12k
                          So no where near a year's salary then as you stated,?

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                          • #14
                            Originally Posted by jrc750 View Post
                            So no where near a year's salary then as you stated,?
                            for some it is

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for sharing that. Its interesting to see the
                              quality of merchandise that was made that long ago.
                              The prices as you say are comparable in relation to
                              todays prices I would imagine.

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