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The Festival Of Britain Cue, made by Raper & Sons

Description:
A rare cue from Raper & Sons of Manchester, made to commemorate the 'festival of Britain'. The festival of Britain was a national exhibition held throughout the united kingdom in the summer of 1951. It was organised by the government to give Britons a feeling of recovery in the aftermath of war (from Wikipedia). This cue features a pear shaft with exotic facing splice on a machine spliced ebony butt.
The Festival Of Britain Cue

Specs:
Length: 57.50inches, weighing 17.50ounces.
Cue diameters: 9.60mm at the tip, 14.00mm at 12in, and 29.30mm at the butt.

   (Date circa :1951)

The Festival Of Britain Cue

The Plate Cue, made by Raper & Sons

Description:
Maple cue with hand spliced ebony butt, padauk front splice and maple and green veneers.
The Plate Cue

Specs:
Length: 58.00inches, weighing 17.00ounces.
Cue diameters: 9.90mm at the tip, 14.40mm at 12in, and 30.50mm at the butt.

   (Date circa :Unknown)

The Plate Cue