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Identify Maker of Solid Oak Custom 9-ft Slate Pool Table


Identify Maker of Solid Oak Custom 9-ft Slate Pool Table

Hello Experts and Enthusiasts!

I am trying to identify the maker of a 9-foot solid oak custom 3-piece slate pool table with ivory diamond shaped sights.

I've enjoyed learning a great deal from pros and enthusiasts these past few weeks as I've tried to identify the manufacturer of a 1980's in-home custom pool table build and installation. It is a nine-foot, 3 - piece slate, pool table with ivory sights, and leather pockets with fringe.

One pro is certain its an Atlantic Billiards Corp. pool table - which is now based in in Atlanta, GA but there was company by same name in Brooklyn, I think. That would make sense since this install was in NJ, not far from Brooklyn, by a wealthy person who custom built this home and everything in it.

One oddity about the pool table - there is no name plate or signs of where it should or would have been. I believe, based on everyone and everything I've learned, that it has a higher resale value than the rule-of the mill tables and its condition remains pristine. But, I'd like to hear from more experts and enthusiasts. We've sold our home so now it's time to find the table's next home.

Thanks so much for any insight you have,
PBK

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Identify Maker of Solid Oak Custom 9-ft Slate Pool Table

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  1. user1488313833billiardsforum on 2/28/2017 4:05:26 PM

    Cool story and beautiful pool table. Looks to be in very good shape. It reminds me of the old Brunswick and Victor pool tables from the early 1900s. A few questions:

    1. Have you looked underneath the pool table for markings, nameplates, model numbers, or any other identifying marks?
    2. Can you take a picture that is more clear? These are very blurry and it's hard to make out any details.
  2. user1488313833user1488313833 on 2/28/2017 4:11:27 PM

    Hi! Very interesting; if you saw this home and some of the interior, you would be intrigued. Yes I will take more. I have looked under and all over but, doesn't mean I'm looking in right place. I will take more photos. I did actually with my cell phone and they came out great just don't know how to upload to here. Let's see what I can do.

    Otherwise, I will take more w/digital camera and resend.

    My mobile photos are still better than iPhotos and other camera. I can text you the good photos - if you privately text or voice me, saying it is okay. I've looked all over the table again - underneath, all around. I don't see anything - only the lumber cut has what is likely the lumber yard/lot numbers on one of the planks.

    Thanks!
    Pam

  3. user1488313833billiardsforum on 2/28/2017 7:38:12 PM

    I sent you a text... you can reply to that with pics (or email them to the email address I sent you) and I'll post them for you.

  4. user1488313833user1488313833 on 3/1/2017 6:16:35 PM

    Where can I find interested game brokers or persons - serious enthusiasts who love the sport but also the physical craft of pool tables - besides eBay and Craigslist? Are there any specialized busy websites that focus on matching interested buyers and sellers of such pool tables?

    We have an April 12th closing date in our home and I'm sure the buyers would enjoy it if we were forced to leave behind this gorgeous table, and the 12 foot American Brand Shuffleboard behind. They do not want to pay anything extra for them.

    P.

  5. user1488313833billiardsforum on 3/1/2017 6:40:01 PM

    Not really. Your best bet might be to talk to local pool table technicians... they often will take pool tables on consignment, etc. and often have clients for which they are trying to locate a quality used pool table.

    And of course being constrained by time is never a good thing when trying to sell a quality custom pool table.

  6. user1488313833user1488313833 on 3/1/2017 9:16:19 PM

    Thank you for post and guidance. All very interesting stuff.

    Did the other photos provide any new insight?

    And you are right! I followed your suggestion about consignment and located one right away serving this area; I'm sure there are more but just wanted to let you know that your knowledge and guidance is very much appreciated.

    P.

  7. user1488313833user1488313833 on 3/16/2017 6:08:37 PM

    I sold the table! Shuffleboard table too! Thank you for Billiards Forum for contributing to my educating on this and making it possible for me to ask for do an informed and fair deal. Much appreciated!

  8. user1488313833billiardsforum on 3/16/2017 7:37:15 PM

    That's great news! Glad it was a quick sale for you.

    Would you mind sharing the sale price (at least the ball-park price of the pool table)? It will be helpful for others looking at this thread and looking to value a similar pool table.

  9. user1488313833user1488313833 on 3/17/2017 7:45:49 AM

    Oh sure: $800.00. I asked $899.00. Note the extra challenge here of a custom table without a name plate (that part of "search" was actually fun and interesting), more than 30 years old - not vintage; but, did connect with a pro in my state (NJ) who was absolutely able to give me final verification on a few things. Kudos to Craigslist, by the way. So many of you recommended it and for good reason. Thanks again to BilliardsForum! P.

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Identify Maker of Solid Oak Custom 9-ft Slate Pool Table

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  • Published: 2/28/2017 3:40:10 PM
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