One of the original ‘Big Three’ billiard companies dating back to the Victorian Era, Cox and Yeman was founded in 1848. The company was well-known for its expertise in manufacturing billiard tables, with some of their staff having brought over their skills and experience from time working with the prominent Burroughes and Watts.
Far more than a table, the Cox and Yeman is an icon; a historic game from one of the most significant portions of British history. Built in 1910, this piece of furniture is an antique from when the British still controlled an empire that spanned a fifth of the globe. Its great age adds an extra historical dimension to an already fascinating product, enhancing the table’s value as a form of quality entertainment.
Made from a deep mahogany wood, the table’s traditional build hearkens back to the mid-20th century, where it was a common feature in grand country houses and gentleman’s clubs that spanned the British Empire. Eight finely crafted tapered legs hold the table at a regulation height from the ground, and with a 1¾” slate playing surface and the finest quality cloth, the sheer majesty of this behemoth makes it an awe-inspiring purchase for professionals and beginners alike.
Our founder, Reginald Waldersmith, first learned to play snooker in Cairo, serving with the 8th Army during the Second World War. He was fond of confusing opponents by telling them they were ‘absolute snookers’, explaining that the term originally referred to an inexperienced army recruit, before it was applied to the game. This intriguing titbit was repeated so often that many of his colleagues eventually memorised his explanation word-for-word. We’ve been selling games tables since 1962, so we know a thing or two about our products! Our showroom will gladly assist you on any questions you may have before or after you purchase any Games Room Company equipment.