Brunswick set up an impressive exhibition at the event, including a display of their high quality cabinetry and bar work, a display of rare ivory, and of course several billiard tables, including one that was dubbed: “The Most Expensive Billiard Table in the World“.
Interior of the Bar Room
Interior of the Billiard Table Exhibit
Exterior of the Billiard Table Exhibit
Prize winning exhibit of the Brunswick-Baker-Collender Co.
Highest Award of Merit for Superb Cabinet Work
Annex Ivory Exhibit
Showing the priceless collection of rare ivory tusks and curios.
Unquestionably the most unique specimens in the world.
The Most Expensive Billiard Table in the World.
Harvey Rutledge says
The three tables on the second rendering are the (L to R) Pfister, the Northern and a custom Cabinet model. The Pfister and Northern were production models that appeared in BBC’s 1894 table catalog. The Pfister was rumored to have been designed by famed Architect, Louis Sullivan, for and used in the billiard room of the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. The Northern was a popular high-end table that was clad in bronze filigree. Three cabinet models are displayed in the 1894 catalog, but none with the carving detail of the one shown in the rendering. Other cabinet models had built-in drawers for cue-stick and accessory storage. BBC’s main office, factory, and showrooms were in Chicago and great effort was put into their billiard line for the Exposition. Fifteen models premiered at the factory showroom and Exposition booth as well as exquisite bars and restaurant furniture.