This beautifully restored original foosball table from the early 1950’s is a stunning collector’s piece.
Manufactured by Finale in Montbeliard (Bourgogne-Franche Comté) in Northern France, it is constructed primarily from solid beech and brushed aluminium. This region of France was historically associated with the game as several famous brands were based in the area during the latter half of the 20th century.
Tables such as these would have been the centrepiece of many rural and urban cafes throughout France and this one is no exception. With its dramatic art deco inspired pedestal base and panelling it is quite something to behold and for a game of this age it still plays exceptionally well too.
The beech cabinet has been sympathetically restored and now glows with a rich warmth whereas the black ebonised waistband and recessed panels have been polished to a lustrous shine. This table would have originally taken 20 Centime coins but the coin mechanism is no longer operational.
Everything is original with the exception of 2 players, which we have had to replace with hand distressed replica versions.
Rarely do we come across vintage classics such as this remarkable piece, which following its restoration stands ready to entertain the next generation of ‘Babyfoot’ fans.
Our founder, Reginald Waldersmith, was a keen player of table football. Years of practice made him into a formidable player. The mastery of his aggressive, co-ordinated attacks and the lightning-fast reactions of his defence combined to make him legendary in the Waldersmith household, where he quickly became a reigning champion. However, opponents occasionally noted this might be because he was always somewhat vague on the controversial ‘no spinning’ rule.
We’ve been selling tables since 1962, so know a thing or two about our products! Our showroom will gladly assist you with any questions you may have before or after you purchase any Games Room Company equipment.
A note on delivery and installation
We are pleased to deliver any of our products free of charge anywhere in the UK but it should be noted that this is effectively a kerbside delivery and that the driver is only obliged to bring the piece to the kerb or drive closest to your door. It is therefore strongly recommended that you have the appropriate number of people on hand to take the product inside, whether it be a private or commercial address. We can, of course, advise on the required manpower on a case by case basis.
White glove delivery and installation Service
For an additional fee of £250.00 we will send extra personnel with the van, who will not only perform a white glove delivery service, taking the product directly to its final resting place including upstairs if necessary but will also carry out full assembly and installation. After a thorough check of the completed piece, they will depart taking any unwanted packaging with them. Please note that this does not include Cornwall or the Highlands of Scotland and our office can prepare a custom quotation for these areas if required.
- Handmade in Montbeliard, France
- Early 1950's
- Sympathetically restored
- Dimensions: (L) 143cm x (W) 76cm (excluding rods) x (H) 87cm
- Contoured pitch
- Teams are Red V Blue
- Highly collectable
- Solid beech construction
- Brushed aluminium rods and trim
Lead time to be confirmed.