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10-11-2018, 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Richard Kapela View Post
Mardon (1844) does not have diamonds either. Of course, that deals with a different game, and doubling (banking) at that time was probably not common. The earliest I can find diamonds is in Phelan (Billiards Without A Master, 1850).
So far as I know, the British never put multiple, evenly-spaced sights (diamonds) around their rails. Whether it was Phelan's invention or someone else's is a good question. Have we answered that yet?


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