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Value of a Detroit Billiard Table Supply Co. Pool Table

Value of a Detroit Billiard Table Supply Co. Pool Table

I would like more information on this pool table. I am interested in knowing it's history, the history I Would Like More Info on This Table History of the Company Build Date Etc

The name plate says Detroit Billiard Table Supply Co.



Value of a Detroit Billiard Table Supply Co. Pool Table

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  1. bob obilliardsforum on 10/23/2019 2:02:27 PM

    This pool table can't be identified from these two tiny photos.

    That "Detroit Billiard Table Supply Co." name plate isn't the original nameplate of the pool table's manufacturer.

    As was very common practice in that era, pool table service companies (like the Detroit Billiard Table Supply Co.) often put their nameplates on the pool tables that they serviced, moved, or sold.

    Frankly, I can't believe they got away with it, but it was a very common practice.

    So given that this Detroit Billiard Table Supply Co. name plate can't be used to ID the manufacturer, brand, or model name, we'll need much better photos, and preferably some history (where the table is located geographically, original owners, etc).

    Are there any markings under the pool table?

    The one thing we can do based on the name plate is narrow in on a time frame.

    The Detroit Billiard Table Supply Co. is found in Detroit City business listings dated between 1917 and 1923, so I would assume the pool table is from that period or earlier.

  2. bob obob o on 10/24/2019 5:21:53 AM

    I found a serial number H1554 during the move from the Irish Hills area of Michigan. Before that is was closer to the Detroit area.

    The pool table mover and installer estimated the same time frame of the early 1900s.





  3. bob obilliardsforum on 12/13/2019 2:06:12 PM

    I'm still not seeing anything much that would identify the manufacturer.

    There were so many copy-cats in the pool table manufacturing industry back then, even the style doesn't always help narrow it down.

    Very cool looking antique pool table though! Thanks for sharing.

  4. bob owebb72475 on 2/14/2022 1:44:08 PM

    I've got a Detroit Billiard table that is very similar, it would appear. I'll post some pictures below.

    The number 1268 is the only identifier stamped on each of the pieces.

    The name plate says:

    Detroit Billiard and Bowling Co.
    "Our Own" Guaranteed Cushions
    Detroit Michigan





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Value of a Detroit Billiard Table Supply Co. Pool Table

  • Title: Value of a Detroit Billiard Table Supply Co. Pool Table
  • Author: (Bob Osen)
  • Published: 10/23/2019 6:08:20 AM
  • Last Updated: 10/23/2019 2:30:49 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)