This handsome wooden scoreboard dates to c. 1920. It was designed for use in the game of snooker. Popular in Commonwealth countries, Snooker is a billiards game invented by British officers stationed in India. The board is in excellent condition, save for a nick at the top right corner of the border that in no way takes away from the iconic nature of the piece. The sliders still move and the hooks in the back are still in place. The scoreboard features numbers 0-20 and 0-100 (by 20s) with four sliding scorekeepers of a darker color than the rest of the wood. At the top of the board is inscribed in faded letters the name of the manufacturer, "E. J. Riley Limited, Accrington." Riley started as a small sports shop in Manchester in the 1890s. First known for its cricket bats, the company began to make snooker accessories. After some hard times, snooker took off in the UK in the 1970s and Riley's fortunes began to turn around. Today, the brand still exists and is still making instruments for the sport of snooker. A snooker scoreboard would make an excellent gift for any billiards aficionado or games collector.
L: 24 in. W: 6 3/4 in. H: 1 3/4 in.
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