This was on facebook. I've seen pictures of this table before, but I'm not sure if I've had them on this blog before. I don't know anything else about it besides what is here.
Joshua Curtis is with Katherine Rose and John Akridge.
Joshua Curtis Last time the table is at Thelma's where it has been for over 80 years!
Joshua Curtis John Akridge bringing the history!
Joshua Curtis Felt top For cards, stores under the table
Joshua Curtis Slots for chips and holding those cards low.
Joshua Curtis Hidden (locked) Compartment for shooting craps! Also Compartments for card and chip storage
Joshua Curtis Custom built compartments
Joshua Curtis You can still see the strike marks in the wood from the hours and hours of craps shooting!
Joshua Curtis John Akridge demonstrates how the table converts for gambling!
Joshua Curtis How the table looks with the gambling features stowed away!
Joshua Curtis If that felt and wood could talk!!
Comment on facebook:
John Akridge This card table is a complete mystery. It doesn't really match anything else we found, style wise. Nobody was able to tell me anything about it, except that it's always been there. All I know for certain is that it is A. Very old, B. Came out of that building. It is interesting that an antique gaming table was pulled out of a building that has had rumours of illegal gaming surrounding it in the past. Personally I don't believe Thelma Todd had anything to do with Lucky Luciano and I think there is enough evidence out there to debunk any claims that he and Thelma Todd ever met. Did Roland West bring it in after Thelma Todd's passing, or did Thelma Todd own it? I don't know. From all the marks on the craps table you can tell it has seen a lot of use.