11/20/2018 5:40:11 AM
In the spirit of recent posts here:
Maker of pool cues from 1965 to 1985 in Marshfield, Wisconsin. During the early years, David Jacoby made many trips to Marshfield to visit Hubert Eckes, who was immensely important to Dave's cue making.
This Eckes Cues catalog is dated 1976. It looks like they started importing and branding Adam cues.
I would love to see other examples of Eckes cues.
Replies & Comments
- billiardsforum on 11/20/2018 11:09:36 AM
This is awesome. Have not seen this one yet.
I assume you saw his 1972 patent for a method of forming a pool cue's handle (US3692609A) but will post it here for anyone else who has not:
- Chopdoc on 11/20/2018 11:36:09 AM
I do have that patent in my files, cool stuff.
- Chopdoc on 11/21/2018 5:57:52 AM
You will notice that only the AM and MS cues are said to be American made. The AH cues look to be Adam.
I would love to see an early Eckes cue (and probably would want one) but am not sure how to identify one.
- billiardsforum on 11/21/2018 10:41:51 AM
Yeah, that was the first thing I noticed actually. Kind of funny how they did "American Made" in the large font when only a portion of what is on the brochure actually was.
Although in a way, I kind of consider the stuff that came out of Adam cues to be at least as good as (and in some cases, better) than anything made in North America.
I think the toughest thing about finding one of these is that a seller may not even know what they have. For example, when someone has one to sell (e.g. found it cleaning out a relative's house, etc.), they would likely have no idea it is an Eckes cue. It would get posted as a pool cue by an unknown cue maker... thus, be tough to find via traditional search methods.
- Chopdoc on 11/21/2018 11:03:43 AM
Yes, much of the work from Adam was every bit as good as what was made in the US. They did have their budget lines as well.
I think you are right about why it will be tough to find one. The seller will not know, and I am not even sure how to suspect it might be one.
Tough one...but I will keep looking.
I did miss out on an AH-25 a while back. It was an "unknown" but I am sure the buyer suspected it was an Adam.
But I am really interested to know about the early US made ones, and have one.
- Title: Eckes Cues
- Author: Chopdoc (Fernando Chaves)
- Published: 11/20/2018 5:40:11 AM
- Last Updated: 11/20/2018 11:41:43 AM
- Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)