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Johnston, Alcock, & Co

Alcocks earliest illustrated advertisement was published in “Bell’s Life in Victoria and Sporting Chronicle” on December 25th 1858. The firm’s founder Henry Upton Alcock was born in Dublin in 1823. After training as a cabinet-maker and learning the billiard trade in London, Alcock migrated to Melbourne in 1853 and commenced business as Alcock’s Furnishing Rooms […]

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ANTIQUE SQUATTERS FAVOURITE MODEL FULL-SIZE BILLIARD TABLE NO 1645

For many years during the 19C Farmers (Squatters) from the Western District of Victoria shared in a period of great prosperity. This meant that when they came to purchase an Alcock Billiard Table for their splendid Billiard rooms they were quite able to select a very special model. So many chose a particular Table model that […]

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RE-FURBISHED DESIGNER EXECUTIVE MODEL 8FT POOL TABLE NO 12039

The chief feature of the Designer Table, one of our leading Contemporary models, is “Simplicity but with soft edges”. At times creative customers have required variations on that overall Designer theme. The Designer Executive Table is one such variation, incorporating multiple Block colours with a “Hammer” finish treatment to the Table woodwork and a modest […]

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ANTIQUE SALISBURY MODEL FULL SIZE BILLIARD TABLE NO 4868

Alcocks first produced the Salisbury model Billiard Table in the earliest years of the twentieth century, doubtless to honour Robert Cecil, third Marquess of Salisbury. Salisbury served as Prime Minister of Great Britain on three occasions, holding office when the British Empire was at its zenith. At that time a majority of Australians took pride […]

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SECOND-HAND HERITAGE MODEL 7FT BILLIARD TABLE NO 12864

Table 12864 was originally manufactured in 2010; and the owner can no longer accommodate it. It is now presented for sale fitted with: • New moulded rubber cushions• New Strachan West of England cloth.• The surface of the slate bed checked and adjusted as required• Cushion Rails repolished and remaining polished surfaces upgraded Note: The Table pictured […]

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ANTIQUE CANTED LEG MODEL FULL SIZE BILLIARD TABLE NO 1194

Table No 1194 was made at the Alcock manufactory, 132 Russell Street Melbourne (now within the Melbourne CBD) during the 1870s. Like many Canted Leg Tables, it is made with a Cedar framework and Cushion Rails in Blackwood. Table 1194 is now offered for sale with: • New English Trufast moulded rubber cushions• New Strachan 6811 […]

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SECOND HAND CHARLTON MODEL 9FT BILLIARD TABLE NO 10467

SECOND HAND 9FT CHARLTON MODEL BILLIARD TABLENO 10467 BY ALCOCK THOMSON AND TAYLOR PTY LTD This Table was manufactured in the year 1999, and has since been held by the original owner.The show timbers are in a Walnut finish. We now offer Table No 10467 for sale with:• New moulded rubber cushions• New Strachan 6811 West of […]

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SECOND HAND FEDERAL MODEL 9FT BILLIARD TABLE NO 11893

SECOND HAND 9FT FEDERAL MODEL BILLIARD TABLENo. 11893 BY ALCOCK THOMSON & TAYLOR PTY LTD The family who purchased this table in 2005 have had brilliant fun with it, but now it’s time for it to go to another home. To be ready for its next life Table No 11893 is being fitted with: • New Moulded rubber […]

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REVOLVING CUE STAND WITH JACOBEAN PILLARS

The Victorian Gold Rushes of the 1850s provided a foundation for rising prosperity in the city of Melbourne. This affluence led to a significant number of Melbourne citizens acquiring a Full Size Alcock Billiard Table for use in their homes. And the Billiard Table, a useful item providing pleasure and recreation, developed into a handsome domestic […]

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ANTIQUE CANTED LEG MODEL FULL-SIZE BILLIARD TABLE NO 1848 FROM TRAWALLA

Trawalla, one of Melbourne‘s most spectacular Victorian Toorak mansions, was originally built in 1867 /1868 and greatly extended in 1885. Much later, it was subject to an absolutely remarkable renovation during the earliest years of this century. At the centre of the home there is a truly magnificent Billiard Room, complete with high clerestory window and […]

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