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Brunswick Madison Pool Table Variations


Brunswick Madison Pool Table Variations

I'm a casual player looking to purchase my first table. I came across this Brunswick Madison pool table recently. Here's the pic:

My research online shows this as the image for the Brunswick Madison:

My question is, what's with the different designs?

Did Brunswick make two distinctly different versions of the Madison? I'd appreciate any insight anyone can offer.

Brunswick Madison Pool Table Variations

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  1. dklein777user1540324084 on 10/23/2018 12:48:05 PM

    I’m searching for info on the Brunswick Madison pool table in your original pic (the first one with the fancy legs, LOL).

    I have one of these but only continuously get images of the other (square legs). I’m quite confused.

    Only label/sticker that I can found in my table is “Madison by Brunswick, Model BT, Serial NR.

    Have you found any information?

  2. dklein777billiardsforum on 10/23/2018 5:12:44 PM

    Your Brunswick Madison pool tables are from their 1984 release under that name. This version is completely unrelated to the square-legged one from a much earlier era.

    Photos and Technical Information from the Brunswick Madison 1983 Fact and Specification sheet below:

    • Year of ManufactureFrom 1984 To 1996

    7 Foot options (38" x 76" Playfield)

    • Slate: 3 pc. 1" framed, 1 1/4" Brunstone
    • Length (in):86
    • Width (in):48
    • Weight (lbs):665

    8 Home options (44" x 88" Playfield)

    • Slate: 3 pc. 1" framed, 1 1/4" Brunstone
    • Length (in):102
    • Width (in):58
    • Weight (lbs):855

    The baseframe is composed of two full-length side beams, one full-length 2 1/4" center beam and four cross support beams for maximum strength. Base frame made of plywood for superior rigidity.

    Eight step furniture finish for beauty and durability.

    Solid hardwood rails are supported by and bolted through the slate for maximum rigidity. The floating nut plate design allows rails to be precisely positioned and permanently pulled down to the playfield.

    Solid hardwood construction for maximum stability. All wood is kiln-dried to resist warpage.

    Pearlized inlaid sights have a maximum tolerance of 30/1000ths of an inch for accurate play.

    All pocket openings are made to exacting industry standards and feature leather net pockets with leather shield.

    Super Speed molded gum rubber, canvas-backed cushions, the standard of the industry, assure maximum acuracy, true ball rebound and consistent playability.

    Three piece matched and registered full sized slate precision machined level to 10/1000ths of a inch and extends beneath the rails for consistent playability.

    The Madison's antique line date back to an earlier era. Solid hardwood construction provides maximum stability and the eight step furniture finish highlights the natural beauty of this all wood table. Traditional leather net pockets and shields enhance the Madison's antique styling. Three-piece matched and registered full-size slate provides a permanent level playing surface. Superior rigidity is provided by a base frame composed of two full-length side beams, one full-length center beam and four support beams. The Madison is available in an 8' model in traditional pocket style only.

    • Manufacturer suggested retail price, 1996, 7' model: USD$4,165
    • Manufacturer suggested retail price, 1996, 8' model: USD$4,385

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  3. dklein777user1540324084 on 4/17/2019 6:15:49 PM

    The information that you provided on this pool table is fantastic. Thank you so much.

    Do you have instruction regarding how to break down this table? I’m moving and need to disassemble the pool table.

  4. dklein777user1633531425 on 10/6/2021 7:43:45 AM

    I have disassembled and reassembled a Brunswick Madison pool table. It is not very difficult. I took my time, made step by step notes, and label all parts and nuts and bolts in separate baggies labeled as to where they go.

    After taking it apart, the pool table sat in storage for over 20 years. To reassemble it, I followed my disassemble steps in order from last to first.

    I had no real problems except upon completion I found that some of the rubber bumpers have become quite hard and I am now in the process of acquiring new rubbers to replace the six old bumpers.

    I am looking for dimensions of what I believe is the K55 bumper profile to see if it matches what the Brunswick site is saying before I order. That's how I came across your question. I hope this helps you.

    P.S. I bought this table in 1988 and have loved it for the five or so years that I used it, and I still use it today even with the bad two bumpers.

  5. dklein777billiardsforum on 11/3/2021 4:44:45 AM

    @user1633531425 - Regarding your question about K55 vs K66 cushion profiles, according to Classic Billiards in Fallston, MD, a highly reputable billiard restoration and supply company, these are the measurements:

    K55 Profile

    K55 cushions measure 1 ¼" across the top and 1 5/16" high at back (glue) side. Keep in mind if you have an older Brunswick (prior to 1975), be sure to measure the back side of the cushion at the glue side and confirm 1 5/16" before ordering. Older K55 cushions had a 1 5/16" back side dimension but a 1 1/8" top side measurement (same as K66).

    K66 Profile

    Most non-Brunswick tables will take a K66 profile that measures 1 1/8" across the top of the cushion and 1 3/16" high at back (glue) side.

    I've also read that it is always best to measure the rail face to be sure. This is from an answer to an older question about K55 vs. K66 cushions:

    Measure the angled face of the subrail from X1 to X2.

    • 1 1/8" would require a K66 cushion profile, and,
    • no less than 1 1/4" would require a K55 cushion profile

    Note that this is general information, provided for research purposes and without being able to see the old cushions or measure the profile. Don't take this information as 100% accurate for your specific situation.

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Brunswick Madison Pool Table Variations

  • Title: Brunswick Madison Pool Table Variations
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  • Published: 9/13/2011 10:05:34 AM
  • Last Updated: 10/23/2018 5:18:51 PM
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