Atlantic Billiard table
11/13/2007 1:25:59 AM
Atlantic Billiard table
Anyone have any info on this table maker?
Age is unknown. My grandfather bought it back in the 50's-early 60's. It is a 3 piece slate (1" thick) table made by Atlantic Billiard Company in New York. It is in rough shape now but I plan to restore it. Google of the company comes up with nothing.
Atlantic Billiard table
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- guest on 7/30/2010 9:22:44 PM
3 years of silence... i guess my hopes of finding answers are unlikely too.
i found your 1 post forum on a google search,
i have the same questions,
i know nothing about the atlantic billiards table, brooklyn ny, faceplate label that sits in the basement of a house i just bought....
maybe its not an important billiards manufacturer after all...
- hocoop on 8/23/2010 4:44:25 PM
I too have an art deco pool table circa 1920 from Atlantic Billiards in Brooklyn NY.
It was a smaller company that went out of business. I don't know much about the company but the pool table is well built. I have had the pool table since I was a teenager, and have had it now for about 43 years.
- guest on 8/27/2010 12:11:54 PM
I've got an Atlantic billiards 3 piece slate in excellant shape that has a wooden channel ball return. Can't find any info on it.
- jeepwm69 on 8/30/2010 11:01:19 AM
My table was originally a coin-op table with channel ball return. My grandfather had it coverted over to pockets. The base was mahoghany veneer over ? while the rails were mohoghany. It is in horrible shape now. I have a somewhat local guy who is going to check into what it would cost to totally redo the table. He, by profession, restores old pianos and does wonderful work, but he also knows a lot about old furniture and I've had him repair some other items that have been passed down over the years. He said it won't be cheap to do this table, but given it's history with my family I think it will be worth it.
- guest on 11/11/2010 1:59:28 PM
I've got one too.. Not sure of the age though. My Dad said they went out of business in the 60's. It is Oak, 3 piece 1 inch slate with cardboard tube ball returns. Its a real nice table.
- hocoop on 11/11/2010 3:48:45 PM
I love my table - it is worth the time restoring it. My kids all want me to leave it to them. The grandchild that hangs with me will inherit it. Atlantic was a small company in NYC that went out of business. Not much info available.
- guest on 11/17/2012 11:38:19 AM
I too had a table bought from and delivered by Atlantic Billiards. It was a 4.5 x 9 Brunswick pool table. Sadly it was a victim of Sandy.
The building was on Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn and i quite sure it was a Brunswick distributor. Perhaps they can shed further light.
Best of luck,
Bill from Brooklyn
- guest on 11/22/2012 10:42:11 AM
Atlantic Billiards had a storefront business on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, N.Y.. When I was a kid (some time ago) I recall that they retailed tables and equipment up front. I believe they had a manufacturing facility either in back or on the floor above.
The tables were commonly used in poolrooms before the Brunswick Goldcrowns became popular.
- guest on 1/30/2013 7:12:04 PM
I have an Atlantic table that looks identical to a Madison made by Brunswick from early 1900's. Has ball return, is designed for KD shipping which means kick down shipment, the table is easily taken apart for ease of shipping just like the Brunswick. The name plate that says Atlantic Billiard Co is even the exact same size as the Brunswick name plate. I think that Atlantic either distributed this table from Brunswick and rebranded it or it was restored by Atlantic at some time in the 40-50's. Does anyone have any input on this idea?
- prince1985 on 2/9/2013 1:02:41 AM
That should help. There also is a 'Talk to a Mechanic' section.
Lots of knowledge there.
- user1495532201 on 5/23/2017 9:36:41 AM
Here is my Atlantic Billiards Co. pool table.
- user1496258469 on 5/31/2017 3:21:10 PM
Hi. My name is Jerry Gruher. It was my grandfathers company. Some of the comments I saw are true. Call me at 954-394-7873. I will forward your number to my Grandpa and Dad.
- hocoop on 5/31/2017 3:56:13 PM
Thanks, I will follow-up with you later this week.
- user1508416705 on 10/19/2017 8:38:10 AM
Here's my pool table from Atlantic Billiards. I've had it about 15 years and got it from a friend of my dads. I don't know the history beyond that. I would love to know how old it is, it has a serial number stamped on all the parts of "1924".
If you wouldn't mind asking for me, I'd really appreciate it. I can give you a call if that works.
- user1529594679 on 6/21/2018 11:24:41 AM
- user1535577958 on 8/29/2018 2:25:59 PM
This is my table. My mom bought it for me when I was around 14,15 years old . Any input from anyone on replacement pockets or info
- billiardsforum on 8/29/2018 2:35:47 PM
Awesome, thanks for sharing. Before I start digging on this one, can you share a photo of the name plate and any other markings on the pool table?
- user1508416705 on 8/30/2018 10:24:39 AM
You can find replacement pockets here: https://www.classicbilliards.net/pockets/antique.html
I have the red felted table a little further above yours, I'm planning on replacing my pockets next year.
@billiardsforum: Any digging on mine would be appreciated, it has the name plate as shown and the number 1924 written on all the parts on the inside.
- user1535577958 on 8/30/2018 11:29:59 AM
Here is the Atlantic Billiard Table Co. name plate on mine:
- billiardsforum on 8/30/2018 6:44:38 PM
I've been digging on these this week, and there isn't much out there besides what we've all collected here as far as information.
They are both in great shape, really great looking tables.
@user1508416705 - yours is one of my favorite designs.
If I come across any more info on these Atlantic Billiard Table Co., I will post it here. This is an 11 year-old post and it is still getting attention, so hopefully more folks will share info and photos as you guys have.
- user1508416705 on 8/30/2018 8:06:15 PM
Did anyone call the guy Jerry who posted his number up there?
- user1562539678 on 7/7/2019 3:47:59 PM
I have an Atlantic pool table that I am in the process of restoring. My grandfather purchased it right after the war. It has been sitting for 35 years and I have always wanted to bring it back to life.
I actually found a 2nd similar table, also made by Atlantic Billiards, which I used for parts. I have some parts left if anyone is interested. I have snooker rails too.
- user1569378964 on 9/24/2019 7:36:05 PM
We have an Atlantic Billiard table that we would like to find a new home for.
It needs some TLC but it’s a solid and great looking pool table. We just don’t have the space for it anymore. It’s currently in Brooklyn, NY thanks.
Do you have any ideas of who might want to buy a pool table like this?
- billiardsforum on 9/25/2019 5:39:41 PM
- user1624326671 on 6/21/2021 6:51:12 PM
I just got this ATLANTIC BILLIARD TABLE for FREE. Yes, FREE, thanks to a great guy (I’m not sure if he wants me to mention his name).
I will restore this old Atlantic Billiard Table and put it to good use. Hopefully I can get it done before the year's end.
- billiardsforum on 6/30/2021 3:41:13 AM
That's amazing, thank you for sharing the "before" photos of your new-to-you Atlantic Billiards pool table.
Please do post photos of your restoration progress. I'll be watching with interest!
- jeepwm69 on 6/30/2021 9:11:05 AM
Yes please post pics as you work. Would love to see your progress.
My Atlantic table is still in storage under the house. Maybe when the kids are grown I can get my den back and set it back up
Atlantic Billiard table
- Title: Atlantic Billiard table
- Author: jeepwm69
- Published: 11/13/2007 1:25:59 AM