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  • Kling, 4 leg model

    Circa 1916

    Kling, 4 leg model -Information from page 58 of the 1916 Billiard Products Catalogue of the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company.

    This magnificent design marks a new era in the highest class of billiard table construction and ornamentation. It carries a suggestion of the classic Greek and ancient Egyptian, touching a period when the Oriental splendor bid fair to outrival the more classic tones and studied effects characterizing the era when Athens claimed the right to school the world in literature and art. The severely plain in furniture is now giving way to the lighter and more artistic coloring effects of inlaid decoration.

    Available also in a combination style. Manufactured under various patents granted from 1900 to 1916.

    Wood and finish: Mahogany, rubbed and polished. After being given the ordinary cabinet finish it is hand rubbed to a dull polish. White and black holly and pearl inlay.

    Construction: The table has what is known in our factory as the Jumbo framework, which means that it is unusually heavy and substantial. Top molding 8 1/2" x 3 3/8", subframe; 1 3/4" x 12 3/4", total frame: 16 1/8". The ornamental blocks have a projection of 5 7/8" x 4 7/8" and 3" thick. The sides are compound construction, being tongued and grooved and glued, the exterior being reinforced with 3-ply veneer placed in an alternate run of grain, cross veneered on inside. Cross stretchers 1 3/4" thick x 9" bolted to a 1 3/4" x 12 3/4" x 16 1/2" reinforcing blocks, making a rigid bridge work. End stretchers 1 3/4" thick x 5 1/2". Legs 12" square at bottom x 9 " at top, capped by 3 3/8" thick x 5 : square block, bringing them flush with top of frame, to which they are secured by bolts and screws. They are built up in compound construction, tongued and grooved, doweled and reinforced by corner blocks, double cross veneered inside and outside and rigidly built into end frame work of body. The wood construction is all of the very best quality, cabinet made and put together in a most thorough manner. All joints made close and secure and all mitres absolutely accurate. Glued up joints are tongued and grooved, strongly doweled and glued firmly together. All corners and edges made perfectly smooth and true.

    Cushion Rails: Compound construction 3 3/8" x 1 3/4" with facing 4 1/8" x 2 1/4" thick, built up of various kinds of hardwoods of different grain to insure strength and prevent its being affected by climatic conditions. Invisible cushion bolts covered by what is known as blind cushion rails, built up in 6-ply material placed in an alternate run of grain with fancy figured veneer on the exterior. Inlaid with white and black holly. Cap rails 7/8" x 2 3/4" . Rosewood 1 4/" thick. Solid Rosewood corners. Ivory diamond sights. Inlaid metal fancy name plate. Eight rail bolts one each side and 4 on each end of 4 1/2 x 9' table and 10 rail bolts on each side and 5 on each end of x 10' table.

    Slate Bed: Best quality Vermont slate , 3 pieces to the set. The joints secured with brass dowels and sockets. No screw holes on playing surface. Regulation slate 1" thick. Reinforced with wood frame. Can be furnished special when so ordered 1 1/2" thick. Hardwood trim at pocket opening.

    Cushions: The cushions furnished with this table, unless otherwise specified, are our celebrated No. 1845 Match Game perfect angle. These are made in our own rubber factory at Muskegon, Michigan from a secret formula which is used exclusively by us. Our guarantee as to their accuracy of angle, speed and durability is evidenced by the name plate countersunk in the top of the cushion rail.

    Pockets: The pocket irons are the No. 6 style which are countersunk in the ends of the cushion rails by means of a brass socket. Black cover leathers reinforced at point of contact giving extra durability. Best quality red trimming leather and green fringe. No. 10 first grade green worsted pocket nets.

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