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Valley Model 7450 20C Bar Table


Valley Model 7450 20C Bar Table

I am taking a shot in the dark here but I recently acquired a late 1960's Valley bar-style 6' pool table which is in very nice shape considering its age.

I looked online at the Valley home page and couldn't find the pool table.

I need a working description or picture of the Valley ball release system for this table. It is a Valley model 7450 20C coin-operated pool table, and I've learned that there are no parts available for this particular model.

I'm posting on the off chance that someone has one and doesn't mind taking a picture of the inner workings of it. That would be great. Also, if anyone has worked on this particular Valley model and might be able to walk me through how to make it work again, that would be nice too.

Thanks,
Mike

Valley Model 7450 20C Bar Table

Replies & Comments

  1. guestuser1543788377 on 12/2/2018 2:06:18 PM

    Was the 7450 20C Valley pool table a slate pool table?

  2. guestbilliardsforum on 12/8/2018 6:53:05 AM

    I have always thought that all Valley coin-op pool tables had slate playfields. In just about every Valley brochure I have it specifically calls it out.

    I can't find a brochure that lists the specific model in the original question here (the 7450 20C Valley pool table), but with some confidence I can say that it was likely a slate-based pool table.

  3. guestuser1543788377 on 12/8/2018 6:55:26 AM

    Thank you, I'm acquiring one tomorrow.

  4. guestbilliardsforum on 12/8/2018 6:57:17 AM

    Excellent.

    It would be great if you could post a few photos when you get it set up and let me know for sure that it has a slate playfield.

  5. guestuser1543788377 on 12/8/2018 7:00:52 AM

    I'll see what I can do. I'm getting it for almost free. Going to need a little work but I think it will be worth it. It was converted for home play years ago but seems to be in decent shape. This is current condition.

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  6. guestbilliardsforum on 12/8/2018 8:52:16 AM

    Thank you very much for the photos.

    Not sure if you saw the Valley pool table serial number cross reference document, but your serial number falls in this entry in terms of date of manufacture:

    VA13457 to VA15125: July 1960 to December 1960

    Just by looking at the photos, I'd say its a great find if the price is very low as you mentioned. Little TLC and light restoration work and this pool table will be mint.

    What does this say? I can't make it out.

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  7. guestuser1543788377 on 12/8/2018 12:29:58 PM

    Thanks for the information. I'm pretty sure those score keepers were added later. I think they say "easy count".

    Any advice on taking a table like this apart? The legs and ball return look straightforward but I had planned on removing the slate as well to travel. I've never seen or taken apart a table this old. Do the rails unscrew from the outside edge and the slate lifts out like a standard valley bar box?

    Interesting, someone is selling the old trade print ad for the table on eBay. Wonder if I can find more information there.

  8. guestbilliardsforum on 12/8/2018 1:07:03 PM

    Wow, what are the chances? And funny this is one of the few that doesn't specifically call out the "slate playfield" (though I am still quite sure it has one).

    I am not familiar with this model so I don't have any information on how the rails are engineered. I do know that these older Valley coin-op pool tables were built to be serviced by mom and pop coin machine company operators, so there is a good chance it will be straight forward.

    For others looking, here is the Valley 7450 print ad:

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    Also, I found a color version, from 1959 apparently. And YES - it does reference the "slate playfields" noting that the slate is USA-sourced.

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    ...and one more that has been restored:

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  9. guestuser1543788377 on 12/8/2018 1:15:46 PM

    Wow, you've been a great help.

    I am corrected, those easy counts are original. Looks like a great table restored. 535lbs is lighter than I thought. And slate like you said. I only questioned it because I came across a wood playfield Valley home pool table from the 1950s in someone's basement.

    I think I might get that print ad off eBay as well, be kind of neat to have it framed.

  10. guestbilliardsforum on 12/8/2018 1:19:06 PM

    Agreed. For the price of the brochure, I'd do the same.

    Looking forward to seeing your setup once you get it all done.

  11. guestuser1543788377 on 12/8/2018 1:20:34 PM

    Thanks, me too. I hope to progressively get it done in the next year.

  12. guestuser1543788377 on 12/9/2018 6:24:41 PM

    Thanks again for the help.

    The pool table moved really easily, and I was able to disassemble it in minutes. It looks good now but after a little work I think it will be a nice pool table.

    I looked behind the coin mechanism, unfortunately it has been pretty much gutted.

    Work on the pool table and game room begins.

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  13. guestbilliardsforum on 12/10/2018 2:01:00 PM

    It looks amazing! Thanks again for sharing and we'll watch for the "after" photos.

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Valley Model 7450 20C Bar Table

  • Title: Valley Model 7450 20C Bar Table
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  • Published: 11/24/2008 4:52:09 PM
  • Last Updated: 12/8/2018 7:05:03 AM
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