World champion Joe Davis tries 'Apollo', his new metal snooker cue

Made:
1954-11-18 in United Kingdom
photographer:
Unknown

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'World champion Joe Davis tries Apollo, his new metal snooker cue' A photograph of Joe Davis, snooker world champion, in London
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A photograph of Joe Davis (1901-1978), snooker world champion, in London, taken in November 1954 by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald.

Davis is pictured practising the game with his new all metal snooker cue, 'Apollo', which he designed himself to replace his old faithful cue. Later, in a match with James Barrie at the Leicester Square Hall in London, he went back to the old cue after losing the first three frames claiming it was due to lack of practise with the new one.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/8222
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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