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Info on Adam "Made by Helmstetter" Pool Cue Series


Info on Adam "Made by Helmstetter" Pool Cue Series

I am looking for any info on "Made by Helmstetter" series of cues from Adam Cues.

  1. What years were they built?
  2. Were they actually built by Richard Helmstetter?
  3. Is there a catalog for this series?
  4. Were they available in the U.S.?

...and any other info that may be out there.

Thank You to my fellow Pool Cue enthusiasts.

Tim Cummings
thecueshop22@gmail.com
916-891-5896

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Info on Adam "Made by Helmstetter" Pool Cue Series

Replies & Comments

  1. TCummingsbilliardsforum on 8/18/2022 6:31:56 AM

    Hi Tim,

    The Helmstetter pool cue in your photos would be an Adam Helmstetter 87-17 cue from their "87" series, circa 1990s (the "87" isn't the year, it's just the series name).

    It's MSRP was $650 at that time.

    hemlstetter-87-17-cue.jpg

    In regards to your other questions:

    1. What years were they built?
      • In general, I believe the "by Helmstetter" cues (from Adam Cue) would be from somewhere between 1985 through to the 1990s. There were a number of different series with the "by Helmstetter" stamp on the forearm (at least 6 series which I know of off the top of my head).
    2. Were they actually built by Richard Helmstetter?
      • They were built at Richard's Adam Cue facilities in Japan (of course Richard was the founding force behind Adam Cue Co.). I believe the "by Helmstetter" refers more to the design and production oversight, rather than the actual physical build of the cue.
    3. Is there a catalog for this series?
      • Yes - as mentioned there are a number of series with the "by Helmstetter" stamp. Some had catalogs and some didn't (e.g. the later series).
    4. Were they available in the U.S.?
      • Yes - they were sold through many dealers in North America. I am not sure if there were any distributors involved or if Adam Cue did their own distribution.

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Info on Adam "Made by Helmstetter" Pool Cue Series

  • Title: Info on Adam "Made by Helmstetter" Pool Cue Series
  • Author: (Tim Cummings)
  • Published: 7/5/2022 8:21:19 AM
  • Last Updated: 8/18/2022 6:03:24 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)