Advertisements from the Post Office Glasgow directory of 1881-1882 for Peter Wright's aerated water machines and ice cream freezers and H Nelmes & Co's billiard and bagatelle tables.
At a time when sweet-toothed Glaswegians were developing a taste for ice cream and aerated waters there was a growing demand for portable machines such as these, for small shops and for large prosperous households. Billiards, too, was growing in popularity and was played in gentlemen's clubs and in the homes of the wealthy.
Reference: Mitchell Library, DIR 1881-82
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning
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