Antique Billiards Scoreboard
This antique billiards scoreboard, or rollerboard, still bears the name of the manufacturer, H. Nelmes & Co., based Glasgow.
The company was founded in the 1850’s and was the oldest established firm of billiard table makers in Scotland.
In fact, “the connection of the firm extends over the whole of the United Kingdom, and orders have been executed with the utmost precision for patrons in India and other distant parts of the earth. Messrs. Henry Nelmes & Co. number among their patrons, the elite of the Kingdom, and many of the leading clubs of Scotland have the good fortune to possess tables manufactured by this enterprising firm.”
Made of mahogany, with a shaped moulding to the top and bottom, this high quality, working rollerboard was likely made in the early 1900’s. It features wooden marker points and black wooden knobs to turn the roller scorers, which have black numerals.
It is in good condition, though does bear marks and scratches consistent with its age and use.
Dimensions: 94 cms w x 10 cms d x 37 cms h
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