The quiet elegance of the Cambridge was designed for those with sophisticated and dignified taste. With influences of Neo-Classical architecture: Ogee design on the cabinet body accented with egg and dart moldings and circular legs elegantly capped, this table enjoyed strong and loyal devotees!
The Cambridge was made from quarter-sawn oak most frequently, however, Brunswick would custom make this table from any wood the customer desired.
Original Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co. Catalog Description from 1898:
The Cambridge will suit the tastes of those who desire a table of quiet elegance. The legs are circular in form, with beaded moldings and a fluted band above, finished with Ionic caps. The sides are of Ogee design, finished with egg and dart moldings at the base of the body of the table. The head blocks and sides are divided by raised moldings. The polished face of the rail also has shaped moldings. The Cambridge is made up from the finest quality of quarter-sawed oak in antique finish or in mahogany. It will be made, however, in any wood desired.
It must be born in mind that certain concerns adopt our designs, and in some instances coolly appropriate the name itself, thus succeeding in imposing their goods upon a too confiding public. If we did not manufacture the best goods they would not be copied; therefore it will be easily seen that if a first-class article is desired the proper way to get it is to buy of the original makers, and thus secure the best made and finest designed tables in the world.
Furnished either as a carom or pool table or both combined. All combination tables have our patent adjustable carom plugs, with iron fastenings.
All tables are fitted with Vermont slate bed from our own quarries, imported Simonis cloth, and the incomparable patent Monarch cushions.
The legs, besides being joined with wooden dowels, are fastened with a large iron bolt passing through the entire length of the leg to the top of the head block, thus insuring positive solidity.