The Victorian-era billiard business is an interesting chapter in the industrial history of Syracuse and New York State. I'm researching the billiard table makers – the artists and craftsmen who were also entrepreneurs and innovators, manufacturing a unique product that was both ornamental and functional. This blog will support research for a book manuscript.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The Benedict Factory
In 1877, the Benedict billiard table manufactory occupied only the second floor. In 1879, Benedict claimed to be the only billiard factory in the state using steam power.