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Help with 1860 Phelan & Collander tabel id

Help with 1860 Phelan & Collander tabel id

I just got a very cool old pool table from a salvage place for a little over $200. It is a project, but I was told everything is there. It is very big, 9 feet, and looks similar to Brunswick Monarch, except that it has 6 legs, not 4. The Brunswick-shape plaque is missing, but there is a plaque on the side, stating "The Standard American Billiard Table Patd Jan 12 1858, Sept. 5, 1860 Phelan-Collander New York Sole manufacturers". It also has another label: "Re-Built by S. H. Marquissee, Janesville, WI" Every wooden piece is stamped with matching number, some with small name "Durfee", looks like. Slate is in decent shape, no cracks, some scratches and chips (something that would be easy to smooth out with plaster, I understand). There are two very heavy large pieces of slate, and two smaller pieces, about half the size of a large one each. I'll try to attach pictures, once I figure out how.

My questions are:

  1. What is this model and where would I be able to find any info on it? Catalogs? Patent archives? If someone has scan I'll greatly appreciate it.
  2. What will be the correct plaque to look for? I see plaques of this shape on eBay from time to time. But "Brunswick Monarch" would be incorrect, right? How about "Fast Cushions Opposite Wanamakers The Brunswick - Balke - Collender Co of New York Successor to Sandford, Bell and Lahm..."?
  3. Where can I get the correct pockets for the table?

Any help will be highly appreciated. I never had a pool table and am very excited.

Help with 1860 Phelan & Collander tabel id

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  1. vlad0002vlad0002 on 2/29/2012 11:17:03 PM


  2. vlad0002vlad0002 on 3/1/2012 10:57:40 AM

    After a closer look, this is not a pool table, but rather a pocketless billiards table. However, on the slate there is is a provision for ONE pocket (half circle cutout). No respective provision on the cushion or rail... The cutout looks original and would be in the middle of one of the sides. Were there tables with one pocket? Strange...

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Help with 1860 Phelan & Collander tabel id

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  • Published: 2/29/2012 10:36:56 PM