New in today is this unusual mahogany snooker diner by the celebrated British manufacturer Riley. A half size playing which table converts into an 8 seater dining table. Repolished and reconditioned it is in fine condition. Sold together with a Riley scoreboard, stick stand, cues and balls.
Still the best known name in Snooker tables, Riley began in the 1890’s as a Manchester sports shop before becoming the country’s largest manufacturer of cricket bats. They began producing billiard and snooker tables in the very early years of the 20th.c and by 1920 were established as the leaders in a rapidly expanding market. One of the keys to the company’s success was their convertible tables which used their own patent mechanism to allow the table to easy lift from a dining table to a correct playing height. The Riley mechanism also has the additional advantage of allowing precise adjustments to be made to each corner ensuring a level surface. Removable leaves covered the baize to make a good eight seater dining table.