If we think that 4-pin is an 'ethnic minority' version of bar billiards, then even more so must be Bagatelle, which requires an equivalent set of skills - off cushion play, and potting into cups rather than holes.
Played on long narrow tables, there's an article on it here:
It has some slight imperfections, Stormin', which add to its authenticity. Has a broken latch, missing key, and as usual with hinged stuff of that era, a hook and eyelet fastener, but the hook being missing. The wood looks magnificent and is genuine. The cups too:
So far the bid is only £21, antique value alone would be upwards of £100.
Questions for anyone interested enough to ask: 1) What are the dimensions? It looks to me like the full-sized version which opens out to 8ft long. 2) Are there any accessories to go with it? doesn't look like any balls or cues are included.
Went for £72 after 7 bids. Reckon that's a fair price in the circumstances.
Inventor of the Triangles version of Bar Billiards. Highest England away aggregate 2013 and 2014, 10 - 0 last 10 England singles legs, seventh reserve 2015. Jersey Qtr final 2014, 2015, 2016 - Guernsey Plate Winner 2014, Main Final 2015, 2017. First person to have won both AEBBA and E.A.four pin opens.
On You Tube at the moment is somebody showing a small size table top version of Bar Billiards, and explaining how to play it. Don`t know how they would level this one up as it is plonked on top of what looks like a kitchen table, the table has the correct amount of holes, but only five balls and no timing mechanism.
Another full-sized one, with nice case (identical to mine in pictures above) but half the cups missing. This is a serious drawback as it detracts from the authenticity of a 150-year old artefact if new ones have to be fashioned: