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Armac Minnesota Fats "The Hustler" 1960s Pool Table


Armac Minnesota Fats "The Hustler" 1960s Pool Table

I have a 1960s Armac Minnesota Fats "The Hustler" 8 foot slate pool table. Not sure how to tell exactly what year. What should I ask for when selling?

The model I have is the Armac 8' Slate Model #20 1083 pool table by Armac Enterprises, Chicago, Ill.

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Armac Minnesota Fats "The Hustler" 1960s Pool Table

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  1. user1510358764billiardsforum on 11/10/2017 9:03:39 PM

    These are low-end residential consumer-grade pool tables sold in the 1960s and 1970s through stores like Woolco, etc. They would be equivalent to some of the pool tables you might get today at Wal-Mart or K-Mart or Costco.

    Also, some more background information via the Chicago Billiard Museum:

    MN Fats tables were at one time made by the Pre-Vue company (of Manitoba Canada) but they were also produced by a company called ARMAC who owned the ROZEL company. (of Chicago, IL)

    Both ARMAC and ROZEL sold the pool tables (and so did A.E. Schmidt).

    According to the Chicago Tribune, Rozel converted all the Minnesota Fats stores into VIDEO KING stores in 1980.

    There is little to no value to these pool tables at this point... other than what you can convince a recreational player to pay for it. To give you an idea, one sold via a classified ad in 2014 for $55 CAD.

    • Desc: 4'x8' slate pool table made by Armac Co. "Minnesota Fats Hustler" pool table (in pieces)
    • Price Realized: $55 CAD
    • Date: 2014-03-05

    Source: greatwestteam.hibid.com/lot/52394-41330-35795/4x8-slate-pool-table-made-by-armac-co-

    Though it doesn't feature your exact model, here is an ad from October 1973 by Woolco, featuring similar Minnesota Fats Armac pool tables:

    armac-minnesota-fats-pool-table-ad.jpg

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Armac Minnesota Fats "The Hustler" 1960s Pool Table

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  • Published: 11/10/2017 7:06:07 PM
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