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Brunswick Challenger Cue

Brunswick Challenger Cue

Anyone have any information on my one-piece Brunswick-Balke Collender house cue?

I think it might be from the 1920s or 1930s. It's a 19 OZ Brunswick Balke Collender Challenger cue.

The decal reads:

Brunswick-Balke Collender Company

Also inscribed just above the decal are the letters "BT". I am guessing that is the owner's initials.




Brunswick Challenger Cue

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  1. user1575043929user1552469428 on 11/30/2019 7:57:03 AM

    Steve Saylor out of Lansdale PA completely restored both of my old Brunswick Deluxe series cues.

    If you don't mind, post some pics of your 1920-1930 Brunswick Challenger cue. I wouldn't mind seeing them.

  2. user1575043929billiardsforum on 1/7/2020 9:10:18 AM

    The cue on the left is probably from the late 1950s, based on the butt cap style. I actually see this style of bumper and decal in Brunswick catalogs up through 1963.

    Here it is in the 1958 Brunswick catalog:


    The cue on the right has a bumper that is more similar to those found in the 1940s, but I don't see a decal on that one, so I can't identify/date it.


  3. user1575043929user1575043929 on 1/7/2020 9:36:02 AM

    Thanks! I appreciate the information.

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Brunswick Challenger Cue

  • Title: Brunswick Challenger Cue
  • Author: (Al Guffanti)
  • Published: 11/30/2019 9:25:19 AM
  • Last Updated: 1/7/2020 8:24:42 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)