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Identify UBI Coin-Op Pool Table

Identify UBI Coin-Op Pool Table

I was wondering if anyone might have some info on my "new to me" UBI coin operated pool table.

It’s a one-piece slate and the overall pool table measures 58" by 102".

There’s untitled stamped aluminum polished corners, and on the change side there’s a UBI name plate with New Jersey on it.

When opened it has a counter and has a number stamped on wood 412175.

There’s a battery box also. I wonder if it could be to light up the side panel which stores the balls when pocketed?

The other name plate near the cue ball return slot says:

Banco Canada inc, Quebec

Any info on it will be greatly appreciated.






Identify UBI Coin-Op Pool Table

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  1. user1607215543billiardsforum on 12/29/2020 12:05:54 PM

    I don't see your exact model pictured in the catalogs I have, but I do see ones which are similar.

    They seem to have slightly different coin mechanisms (drop vs push chute).

    The United Billiards, Inc. Bronco pool table:


    The United Billiards, Inc. Series 500 pool table:


  2. user1607215543user1607215543 on 12/29/2020 2:34:09 PM

    Yeah, those look a lot like mine, but the end has a different coin operating mechanism.

    I am not sure what the battery box is there for. I was thinking maybe it might be a light for the window glass on the side panel to see the balls?

    I have to get down there and have another look with a flashlight to see where the wires are going.

    Also, I wonder what year it was made? It looks a lot like the one in the advert you shared above.

  3. user1607215543billiardsforum on 12/29/2020 5:57:59 PM

    Those UBI pool table brochures above are from the 1970s.

  4. user1607215543user1702904484 on 12/18/2023 8:01:25 AM

    Mine must be from the original generation of pool tables that United Billiards made.

    The slate is dated September 21st, 1967. The label reads:

    SEP 21 1967
    Size: 7.5
    This is GENUINE SLATE Supplied By
    Eastern Novelty Dist.
    3726 Tonnele Ave.
    North Bergen, N. J.
    Phone: UN 4-2424

    Does anyone know what year United Billiards started making coin-op bar-box pool tables?


  5. user1607215543billiardsforum on 12/24/2023 1:18:58 PM

    The United Billiards was founded near the end of 1965, and I believe they were making coin-operated pool tables from the beginning.

    The founder of UBI, Art Daddis, had been a prominent name in the coin-op industry since 1933, having worked for every major juke-box manufacturer, and, the pool table producers: Irving Kaye, National Billiards, and U.S. Billiards (of Amityville NY).

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Identify UBI Coin-Op Pool Table

  • Title: Identify UBI Coin-Op Pool Table
  • Author: (Darrell Green)
  • Published: 12/5/2020 4:45:44 PM
  • Last Updated: 12/29/2020 11:56:06 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)