**Does anyone have photos of Fats sitting around this bar?**
email them to me, please
Stephen Farland emailed me to say that he owns the custom-made wooden bar that belonged to Minnesota Fats from his Isle of Lakes Minnesota home. He has decided to sell this extremely rare and very cool rustic bar. Real wood and it appears to be in fabulous condition since the 1930s (approx).
In case you don't remember or know about Minnesota Fats read his history HERE
Someone stopped him in the crowd and said, "Fats, tell me about Titanic Thompson and Al Capone. " Fat smiled and said, "I knew 'em all and I beat em all"
Inside the back bar where there are the original beet tap and sink are the beer tap cooling coils. As I was cleaning them I heard rattling I thought it would be metal screws but they turned out to be real silver mercury dimes that had been put in there to reduce corrosion. But could have been Fats' way of making the Losers pay for their beer!
Look close at the years, Funny they were never going to be removed as long as Fats was alive and the bar was assembled.
It was only when I started restoring it that I discovered them. Most likely this is the only money that exists that he actually touched! “His last dimes”! Steve Farland
The pictures were taken the day Steve moved it into his warehouse. We have included a short video of the man who removed it from the Isle of Lakes home.
For more information on purchasing
this bar email Steve Farland