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ID Pool Cue with "CD" Logo

ID Pool Cue with "CD" Logo

We had a single pool cue to use on our crappy pool table when growing up in the 1980s. The only identifying mark on the pool cue is a "CD" logo next to the weight stamp (see photo).

Is there any way to identify the pool cue?

I have no doubt it's a cheap one from Canadian Tire or K-Mart, but my dad is curious, and my internet searching is a bust


ID Pool Cue with "CD" Logo

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  1. 3point14ratbilliardsforum on 12/11/2022 9:17:01 AM

    It is a Dufferin pool cue. Dufferin was a Canadian pool cue manufacturer (and also made a full line of pool tables and billiard accessories).

    The "D" stands for Dufferin, and "C", I believe, stands for "Canada".

    They are no longer in business, but their pool cues were (and still are) considered very well-playing pool cues. See:

    In fact, many custom cue makers use older Dufferin cues as a starting point for "conversions" - where they strip them down, add details, and sell them as custom cue conversions.

    In the early 2000s another U.S. company bought the Dufferin cue brand when the company was in Bankruptcy. It now has Dufferin cues made overseas and they no longer use that style of logo found on your cue. The newer cues aren't in the same class as the original Canadian-made Dufferin cues and bear no relation other than the brand name.

  2. 3point14rat3point14rat on 12/11/2022 10:35:17 AM

    Thanks for the great reply.

    The cue hasn't been used since the 80's and has been sitting on a closet shelf since.

    Is it still usable? I don't know if almost 40 years of sitting will make it weak or brittle or ruin its playability.

  3. 3point14ratbilliardsforum on 12/11/2022 1:30:01 PM

    The main thing you need to check to determine whether the cue is still usable is whether or not it is still straight. Some pool cues tend to warp over time or with continued extreme humidity changes.

    I suspect that the Dufferin Cue manufacturing process had been fine-tuned to help prevent warping. Properly seasoned Maple would be the key to this.

    To test your pool cue for warping, follow these steps:

    1. Find a perfectly flat surface (this is harder than you would think) in a well-lit area.
    2. Take the cue apart at the joint (if it's a two-piece cue)
    3. Roll each piece of the cue (or the entire cue, if it's a one-piece cue) along the surface.
    4. Carefully inspect the area where the cue touches the surface as it rolls and look for any gaps with light coming through.
    5. If you see any light coming through between the cue and the surface, then it's warped.

    But other than that, there isn't really anything else where it's age would be a factor, other than possibly the leather pool cue tip being dry/hard (depending on your preference).

  4. 3point14rat3point14rat on 12/11/2022 2:21:07 PM

    Again, thanks for the quick and informative reply. Very appreciated.

    I'm not a pool player, but I might take my dad out sometime so we can use the old cue one more time. He's almost 80 now and hasn't played regularly since the 1960s, but he'll probably kick my butt.


  5. 3point14ratuser1701783885 on 12/5/2023 8:44:47 AM

    Thanks for the information on this Dufferin cue.

    I have the exact same Dufferin cue with the "CD" logo and a "17 oz" stamp.

    It has a Paul Newman signature on it but haven't figured out if it is authentic yet.

    What I do know is the at present, the cue is perfectly straight after all these years. Maybe because it never gets used.

    Hope your dad showed you a thing or two but didn't really, really kick your butt. LOL.

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ID Pool Cue with "CD" Logo

  • Title: ID Pool Cue with "CD" Logo
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  • Published: 12/10/2022 2:10:01 PM
  • Last Updated: 12/11/2022 9:11:11 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)