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Irving Kaye Coin-OP Pool Table Ball Return System

Irving Kaye Coin-OP Pool Table Ball Return System

I have an Irving Kaye pool table and wondered if you knew what type of ball return system their coin operated tables used to return the cue ball.

I ordered what was advertised as a magnetic cue ball on eBay but it doesn't work any differently than a regular ball and had no packaging to ensure that it is indeed magnetic.

I tried to see if the ball had acted any differently next to steel but it didn't.

Before I waste more money on a ball I know is magnetic, I want to make sure they didn't just use a differently sized cue ball.

Irving Kaye Coin-OP Pool Table Ball Return System

Replies & Comments

  1. Wayne in OHSidecarMike on 1/10/2017 9:35:13 PM

    I also have an Irving Kaye pool table. Mine doesn't use a magnetic ball, but rather an oversized one. Search eBay for a vendor named iszybilliards. That's who I got mine from.

  2. Wayne in OHbilliardsforum on 1/11/2017 12:02:57 AM

    Mike Isabelle runs Iszy Billiards in Shirley, MA...

    You'll find all the contact info, web store address, etc. at the link above.

  3. Wayne in OHSidecarMike on 1/12/2017 12:44:03 AM

    Thanks. I'll try him for new cushions as well.

  4. Wayne in OHRayMills on 8/27/2020 2:19:30 PM

    Aren't "magnetic" cue balls simply lined with an outer layer of metal to REACT to magnetism?

    The magnet(s) are inside the pool table, right?

    It's possible that old-time designs had a true metal core, but this would make it harder to get a connection. Plus, I don't know if a truly magnetic ball would keep its charge forever.

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Irving Kaye Coin-OP Pool Table Ball Return System

  • Title: Irving Kaye Coin-OP Pool Table Ball Return System
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  • Published: 4/13/2010 4:48:08 PM
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