A Brief History of Billiards and the Tools of the Trade


Subject:
Games & Puzzles , Billiards

Description:
"Advances in the game of billiards and the equipment used to play the game occurred very much in parallel. This brief history is intended to chronicle the links between the two." Covers the period 1600-1930 and topics such as an early form of the game played with two wooden balls, the mace and the cue, types of cushions and chalk, and ivory and synthetic resin balls. From the English Amateur Billiards Association.

Creator:
Ainsworth, Peter

Publisher:
English Amateur Billiards Association

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.eaba.co.uk/articles/billiardsHistory/chapter1.html


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