William Cook Senior Round Badge William Cook Senior Round Badge
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The Cue Collector - William Cook Snr Round Badge
This is a William Cook Round Badge.  It has a macassar ebony butt, handspliced onto an ash shaft.

The butt is very large - over five inches in circumference.

At the bottom of the butt, there is a semi-circular space which is now empty but would originally have held a piece of leather.  This would have allowed the cue to be used as a mace.

This cue was made by Burroughes & Watts.  It is a very early example, probably from the 1870s.  It is the oldest cue in my collection.
circa 1870-1880