J.P Mannock Anti Grip cue
Maple shaft with Ebony machine spliced butt & hand spliced with 4 Tulip wood splices and finally a stunning front facing splice of Thuya Burr wood.
Pearwood was usually chosen for the shaft because it is smoother than ash or maple and will not stick to the fingers. Hence, the description "Anti-Grip" which is applied to many Mannock cues. Fewer Mannock cues were made with Maple shafts or even rarer to see with an Ash shaft.
Mother of Pearl Badge in excellent condition as well the Burroughes & Watts name stamped into the chamfer.
This has usually worn away after all these years but you can still make out the stamp.
Excellent example, nice golden patina to the Maple.
Length 58", Weight 15.25oz, Tip 10.7mm with original Horn ferrule.
The horn does show some hairline cracks, and would recommend not using the cue for play for fear of the cracks worsening. It would be sacrilege to loose the original ferrule. But we believe the kind of buyer for this cue would be putting it into a collection rather than use it for play. The cue is un-spoiled, un-touched & never been messed with.
Butt diameter 29mm
Circa 1905 to 1930's