Archive for October, 2007


Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

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Schaaf or Brunswick?

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

This is a new topic posted on 10/22/2007 at 02:56:44 AM by jackdylan07

I recently acquired a regulation size table that I found listed in the local classified ads as Brunswick 5 x 10 Snooker table free to give away. Well naturally I was there ASAP and now have it in my basement[:)] Praise the pool Gods!

Here’s my dilemma of sorts:

A- It’s a regulation size 9 foot table, which I’m quite happy about ( not really a question, just making a point.)

B- It does have a name plate that matches those of the 30’s – 40’s era Brunswick tables, but it is copper???

C- Above name plate states that it has “Monarch Cushions” However when I removed the old felt from this cushion the bottom of the cushion says “SCHAAF MFG CO. M FLS. MINN. THE HOUSE WITH THE STERLING REPUTATION” Did Schaaf make Monarch cushions, or perhaps the whole table?

The profile of the table matches that of the “Randolph” listed on the Brunswick web page under antique tables. However the original veneer inlays on the side rails don’t match and the legs have either been re-done or stained so those don’t match either. But the profile is identical. The other major difference that I see is that the Randolph info states 1″ 3 piece slate and my table is a 3 piece 1 1/2″ slate.

The table appears to have the original 6 iron leather drop pockets however no where else on the table does it say Brunswick or Schaaf.

From what I can tell the table IS from the 30-40’s. I’ve come to this conclusion, being that the table has the original hardware and the sides of the frame are attached to the end of the frame via three 3/4″ wooden dowels and one very long lag bolt with a square head. Secondly the cushions are cut in a fashion that round into the pocket opposed to the familiar 45 degree angle, which I believe changed around 1945ish?

I read the other post here about a Schaaf table and like that person can not find anything about the company or their tables since they no longer exist[:(]

I would like to know who made it, don’t care either way, just really don’t want a Brunswick name plate on a Schaaf table. Any info on Schaaf Co. or distinctive table ID would be much appreciated!

Secondly, obviously since the table was free, it does need some work. From what I’ve seen Ozone billiards seems to have the best selection of hardware, cushions, felt and other misc table maintenance items. Does anyone have any other recommendations or preferences?

I have “The Green Book” coming to help me in assembly and any necessary repairs, any other recommendations?

I just had the entire foundation of my house redone due to age and structurally necessity. I purposefully designed the space so it will now comfortably fit a regulation size table allowing up to 14’9″ wide (restricted by only one 4″ x 6″ post) x 22′ long[:D] I originally was in the market for a used Gold Crown until I came across this table, which when refinished will be a very fine table indeed!

I have pics of the table, which is mostly still in pieces, but will be more that happy to post if they will be of any help for IDing the table.

So glad to find this site, Hoping to gain from the wisdom within and anxious to have my table done, whatever it is. I’ll be sure to post the finished table here when it is done, (about 3 months)

Schaaf or Brunswick?.


Friday, October 19th, 2007

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Proline vs. Mr. Billiards

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

This is a new topic posted on 10/10/2007 at 11:03:51 AM by diiulio I am in the process of looking for a used billiard table. I have come across two used tables. The first is a Mr. Billiards Ambrosia model that is at least 6 years old and the other is a Proline St. John’s […]

Victor Table

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

There are 3 replies, with the last one on 10/07/2007 at 11:19:01 AM by tucker2743 I am in the process of “inheriting” a Victor table from my father. He is selling his house, and I am putting it into mine. It is an old table (obviously), and could use new felt and cushions. The cushions […]