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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Famous Owners of Brunswick Tables


Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln, on a bad hair day

The first real American celebrity who owned a Brunswick table was an immensely important person in American history—Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was a self-confessed “billiards addict.” He described the game as a “health inspiring, scientific game, lending recreation to the otherwise fatigued mind.”

It is quite possible that critical issues of national interest—slavery, international relations and the civil war—were handled over the slate of a Brunswick table.

the Brunswick website
has info on other famous owners

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