Great Northern Circa 1898
This rare table had been produced by the B.A. Stevens Company from Toledo, Ohio, circa 1898.
The B.A. Stevens Company was a competitor with Brunswick Balke Collender (producing pool tables, bars, saloon fixtures, game tables, etc). The "Great Northern" was most likely the top of the line model in the B.A. Stevens pool table collection they offered around the turn of the century.
It is a 4.5' x 9' regulation size table in mahoghany wood with rosewood rail tops. The table has solid brass ornamentation in an antiqued finish. It is very similar in style to the rare Brunswick Balke Collender "Northern" model pool table that Brunswick offered around the same time. I have seen 13 Brunswick Northern tables in 29 years, personally owning and restoring 5 of them). However, this is the only Great Northern that I have encountered.
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