Apart from pool tables, I have been looking for information about another billiard related item produced by Willie Holt.
On eBay this week I found a metal pool cue case made by Willie Holt. It has a name plate which reads:
Willie Holt Burnley Limited
Billiard Table Works
Metal Cue Case - Willie Holt Billard Table Works
Starting Bid: GBP 35.00 (US $45.82)
Willie Holt, Burnley Ltd Billiard Table Works
This is a fabulous item and I believe it to be very old.
At the top of the case is a brass plaque that read" Willie Holt, Burnley Ltd Billiard Table Works, Burnley.
The case is 155cm long and is in good condition, with a few dents and minor scratches which you would expect from the age of this item. None of the blemishes detract for the items appeal.
I cannot find any information about cue cases related to Willie Holt, but his business was more renowned for Billiard Tables.
Willie Holt was in 1898, a well known professional billiard player, philosopher and inventor set up in Burnley in Lancashire manufacturing billiard tables. In 1902 he registered a limited company, Willie Holt (Burnley) Ltd. In 1923 his company supplied the tables for the World Championships.