This is a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to own a Rare Piece of Chicago Gaming History 1930s Chicago Illegal Speakeasy Gambling Casino Equipment This isn't your average Antique Gambling Equipment. All the equipment was manufactured by TAYLOR & CO.
Chicago, IL Let me tell you about TAYLOR & CO. It was a Chicago Mob ran business, Owned and Operated by Joey Aiuppa aka "The Dove" (google him he was featured in the movie "Casino") that made and manufactured Professional High end Gambling Equipment. Running the Casino's wasn't enough, why not manufacture the equipment as well. This Set Includes: Very Rare Deluxe Black Walnut Poker Table, in my research I was not able to find any examples of this Deluxe model table, even the Gamining Museum in Las Vegas told me they have never seen one. Deluxe Black Walnut Blackjack Table Unique feature is that Both Tables are made to breakdown quickly in case the establishment needed to be shutdown and moved.Diana Board & Dealers Box Craps Layout Chip Racks Custom made Inlaid Chips Dice. Antique 1930's Illegal Chicago Casino Gambling Poker & Blackjack Table Speakeasy. Antique 1930's Illegal Chicago Speakeasy Casino Gambling Poker & Blackjack Table and more. All the equipment was is documented and manufactured by TAYLOR & CO. Very Rare Deluxe Black Walnut Poker Table , in my research I was not able to find any examples of this Deluxe model table, even the Gaming Museum in Las Vegas told me they have never seen one.
Deluxe Black Walnut Blackjack Table. Unique feature is that Both Tables are made to breakdown quickly in case the establishment needed to be shutdown and moved. Diana Board & Dealers Box. They told me the story walking me through the buildings history just as patrons did through a fake Store Front into the inner walkways leading to a large Steel Door with a "Peep Hole". This was something right out of a movie set.
A large building that ran a full city block. Store fronts all along the front, apartments above, Large Speakeasy in the huge basement, remember this building is a full city block. Had separate rooms with offices and wall safe. They blocked off all access to the basement from the Store Fronts above. Literally chopped the staircases right off.Had a secret escape tunnel to a Funeral Home that only buried Gypsy's. This was another Fake Business Front in their illegal operation. This building sat on the corner of Lincoln Ave and Montana St, Chicago IL. Building was torn down in 2018 for modern apartment building.
All of this history intrigued my curiosity for more information. I contacted the Chicago Historical Society to find out the name of the Speakeasy.I was told they had no documentation of a Speakeasy at this location. Because, only Speakeasy's that were busted by Police were documented. And an operation of this size was obviously paying off the right people and never busted. Went to the Internet searching for info about Taylor & Co. And was able to identify the equipment. Was told by a Poker Chip Collector to research the poker chips. That they were custom made and that Taylor & Co. It was a random apartment in Chicago. Showing the steps taken to protect the Speakeasy's location. But researching, and restoring these beautiful tables. I never thought I would be able to walk into a building that wasn't a museum and dig through a basement with such history. Like an episode of "American Pickers". DETAILS PROFESSIONAL POKER TABLE Taylor & Co.
Deluxe Edition Entire table is made of Black Walnut. Professional Table with Dealer Spot Bill Slot w/ Locking Cash Draw Additional Locking Draw 3/4" Rim around table to prevent cards from being dealt off table Size: 30" High x 50" wide x 75" Seats Nine People Comfortably New - Custom Made Era Correct Billiard Felt Extra Padded Top Fastened together with chromium hand screws permitting rapid knock-down or assembly. Professional BLACKJACK TABLE w/ Chip Tray Taylor & Co.
Deluxe Blackjack Table Entire table is made of Black Walnut Professional table with Spot for Dealer and chip/cash tray. Fastened together with chromium hand screws permitting rapid knock-down or assembly. Toes of table legs are at proper angle for ample foot room. Bill slot in chip tray w/ locking draw. Total Restoration New - Custom Printed Era Correct Billiard Felt layout copied original (still have original damaged felt will be included) Diana Red and Black Layout Taylor & Co.
This is a game that fell out of players eye, because it heavily favored the house. The outfit consists of an enamel cloth layout using real card faces and outlined and painted by hand. This is mounted on a panel board 26' x45 with hardwood molding frame and covered with bevel edge plate glass. Two decks of cards are used, placed face down in a chromium dealing box, included. Original condition some moisture under glass.Rack is made with spaces for assortment of coins and Checks (chips) has two currency boxes. Original found condition has signs of use consistent with age. Has a name scratched in top. CHECK RACK Taylor & Co. Plain Check rack lined 18.5' x9.5 x 3' Original found condition good condition consistent with age has great patina.
CRAPS FELT LAYOUT - LOOSE TABLETOP Taylor & Co. Good condition consistent with age some cigarette burn marks. Custom Inlaid Chain Design - Clay Other Clay Assorted Chips Original Found condition. Good condition Consistent with Age Serious buyers please message.
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