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Need some help identifying this table

Need some help identifying this table

Hi all,

I just bought my first table and just found this forum as a result. I have searched high and low on the web to figure out which table this is, but I can't find a match. The aluminum corners are what keeps throwing it off. It's currently disassembled for reconditioning, but I took a couple of pics of the parts to see if anyone has any ideas.

Thanks for your help,


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Need some help identifying this table

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  1. cksovFenwick on 11/5/2013 12:46:13 PM

    I'd like to say first and foremost it's old growth lumber. My Father was born in 1922 and besides the fact he was a cabinet maker, wood worker with sawdust in his veins he also was replanting the Wisconsin forests in his youth. That was after the Lumber Jack's turned our forests nearly into a desert. Most likely from the turn of the century Mid to late 1800's, possibly early 1900's. I've seen one that resembles the one you have and I recall it being from around the 1890's.

    I hope you get a answer or at the very least find the right table mechanic. I only know one I would trust with the piece of history you have. I could contact him if I knew the general area you reside in. He may refer someone?

    I'll subscribe to this thread in case you answer. Going to practice before leagues right now. I'll be back in the am CST.

    Good Luck. PS I may be able to cut and paste the image and send it to him but it well take some time to get a answer. He a man on a mission. Very sought after.

  2. cksovcksov on 11/5/2013 4:17:14 PM

    Hi Ken, Thanks for the reply!

    I am in the Kansas City area. The guy I bought it from said he thought it was from the 30's, but he really wasn't sure. It is a fun mystery to try to unravel.

  3. cksovFenwick on 11/5/2013 9:09:22 PM

    Just got home. I'll be up early and get the ball rolling. 1930 sounds right. So do you want someone to set it up or do you have that taken care of? I'm a history buff. Love history.

    Ken, AKA Fenwick

  4. cksovFenwick on 11/7/2013 4:57:58 AM

    Need a answer before I proceed.

  5. cksovcksov on 11/7/2013 5:16:29 AM

    I will want some expert help when we get to the point of setting the slate and felting it. I am going to refinish the wood before we get to the reassembly process. I can post on here again when I have the wood ready.

  6. cksovFenwick on 11/7/2013 9:24:35 AM

    That's a good time line. Be gentle with the wood and take your time. If he refers a mechanic it won't be a next days appointment anyway. Hope you don't get sticker shock when you hear the price to set it up properly. Wish I could play some straight, 14?1 on that beauty.

    I'll get the ball rolling on my end.

  7. cksovFenwick on 11/7/2013 9:29:56 AM

    Didn't take me long to find a mechanic. Missouri (patrickcues) Doug Patrick 618-709-2615 (References & Pictures)

  8. cksovFenwick on 11/7/2013 3:46:20 PM

    Here's what the expert said.

    "Can't really tell my the 2 pictures posted, but that looks like Formica on the side panels, unless it was added at a later date, that would put it in the late 50's at the oldest. I will say though that I've never seen a table with the side panel mounting bolts exposed to the outside edge of the table like what's shown. I don't know buddy: confused."

    So not much help?

  9. cksovcksov on 11/7/2013 5:57:28 PM

    The pieces are just set together right now, that's why the bolts are exposed. There is definitely no laminate(Formica is a brand) on this table. It may be a veneer, as it appears some of the boards are a type of plywood.

    I'm attaching a few more pics to help clarify.

  10. cksovcksov on 11/7/2013 8:27:32 PM

    I just did some more intense inspection of the table with a light and found this imprint. It's on the head of the table, at the top of the skirt board and centered. It is a number, 4870. A Google search turned up nothing.

  11. cksovFenwick on 11/8/2013 3:25:43 AM

    I didn't think so, Formica, on your pool table.

  12. cksovFenwick on 11/9/2013 9:21:09 AM

    I'm asking the expert to look at your post again with the new photos.

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Need some help identifying this table

  • Title: Need some help identifying this table
  • Author: (Craig Sovereign)
  • Published: 11/5/2013 5:56:59 AM