No Job Too Hard
Alcocks install and remove billiard tables from even the trickiest locations. We recently used mobile cranes to install two billiard tables into upper storey locations where stair access was impossible. Our thanks to the skilled professionals at Rigweld Crane Hire Moorabbin https://rigweld.com.au/ who made this possible. Conditions apply.
Alcocks is pleased to offer a series of high-quality prints of 19th century billiards-related subjects, including two early and rare Alcock & Co advertisements. Prints offered include: Alcock & Co 1871 Advertisement, Alcock & Co c1883 Advertisement, Professor Rudolphe’s Exhibition, Vincent van Gogh – The Night Cafe. Visit https://alcocks.com.au/product-category/accessories/prints for details.
Oakwood Premier Melbourne Games Room
Melbourne’s newest luxury hotel Oakwood Premier features a stunning Games Room which showcases a custom-made Alcocks Australis model full-size billiard table in Victorian Ash against a backdrop of Melbourne’s skyline as viewed from Southbank. Photography by Rhiannon Taylor.
Another stunning billiard room
Helen Green Design Studio has created this stunning recreation room featuring an Alcocks Australis model 9ft pool table in a Smoke Haze finish with charcoal cloth.
George Taylor’s Birthday
Alcocks today celebrates the birthday of our Managing Director George Taylor, only the sixth Managing Director in Alcocks 168 year history. Alcock & Co was founded in 1853 by the redoubtable Henry Upton Alcock, the Father of the billiard trade in Australia. After 77 years under the control of the Alcock family, in 1930 the […]
Antique Alcock & Co Billiard Tables
Alcocks offers for sale antique and second-hand billiard tables. Click through to see some of our recent offerings.
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 […]
Alcock & Co 1883 Advertisement
Alcocks were represented in their early years in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Wellington and London, among other locations. This c1883 advertisement from the Illustrated Sydney News for Alcock & Co’s NSW Agent John Gardyne of 105 Pitt Street Sydney shows a shield displaying medals won by Alcock & Co in international exhibitions, surrounded by […]
1904 Victorian Amateur Billiard Championship Trophy
Alcocks presented this Sheffield silver plate serving tray as the winner’s prize for the first Victorian Amateur Billiard Championship held at Alcocks Elizabeth St showrooms in August and September 1904. The winner of the trophy was Edwin Jacoby who defeated Charles Cock 750-635 in the final; highest break of the tournament was 79 by Cock […]
Trawalla Billiard Room
Trawalla, a heritage listed two storey Italianate stuccoed brick mansion at 22 Lascelles Avenue Toorak, contains a very fine billiard room at the centre of the house featuring a soaring clerestory roof, elegant proportions, a marble mantlepiece and delicate plasterwork decoration. The centrepiece of the room is an antique Alcocks Squatters Favourite full-size billiard table […]