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ID an Old 5 1/2 Foot Slate Pool Table

ID an Old 5 1/2 Foot Slate Pool Table

I recently found an old, formerly coin op, 1-piece slate pool table with a 32" x 64" playing area. The full measurements are 42.5" x 75".

No one I know has ever seen one of this size.

Does any one have any idea who may have made it or how old it may be? The people I got it from have had it for 45 years and it was old when they got it.





ID an Old 5 1/2 Foot Slate Pool Table

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  1. user1545979135user1543788377 on 2/2/2019 12:20:50 PM

    I cant tell what brand or model this would be. It looks like it's been worked on a lot.

  2. user1545979135user1545979135 on 2/2/2019 7:41:15 PM

    It has been worked on extensively.

    The previous owner re-paneled the sides.

    But looking at several of the other characteristics of the pool table is making me think that is a Valley table of the same era, just one size smaller:

    • the screw hardware for the rails, the button diamonds (2 per section instead of the standard 3),
    • the red pockets (which, on my table are 1/2 in smaller than standard),
    • the location and design of the ball holder, and
    • the overall boxy shape
  3. user1545979135user1543788377 on 2/2/2019 7:54:19 PM


    There is a Valley serial number list that could give you an idea of the year.

    Another interesting difference is that the pockets on mine, they're surrounded in metal unlike those in most of the other photos I've seen of this model.

  4. user1545979135user1545979135 on 2/2/2019 8:06:22 PM

    Unfortunately the previous owner removed or covered up any serial number.

    Does the slate on yours run into the pockets a little further than it would on a standard pool table? Kind of like on a Diamond table. The pockets on my table measure 4" at the beginning of the red pocket liners. What size are yours?

  5. user1545979135billiardsforum on 2/4/2019 4:23:25 AM

    Excellent eye. It could be one of those Valley 7450 pool table as you have mentioned.

    But yeah, due to the modifications, it's hard to tell. You'd almost have to open it up and start comparing parts to be sure.

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ID an Old 5 1/2 Foot Slate Pool Table

  • Title: ID an Old 5 1/2 Foot Slate Pool Table
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  • Published: 12/27/2018 10:38:56 PM
  • Last Updated: 12/30/2018 4:00:31 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)