Antique c1890s Brunswick Balke Collender 9′ Union League pool table with accessories. All parts except legs stamped with “1048” serial number (slates are stenciled). Includes original balls (1 and 3 ball missing but has cue), slightly used high quality set of pool balls for play, antique ball holder, antique stick holder, hand chalk holder, stringer for straight pool, many more minor accessories. According to BBC’s website the table was manufactured between 1890s-1910. Table has been in the family since it was given to my great great uncle in the 1930s after a pool hall his landlord owned in Winchester, VA closed. It saw a lot of use in my great great uncle’s then my father’s basements until 2008, when we had it COMPLETELY restored and installed on my second floor (no more shooting around the hot water heater). Most of the fasteners, washers, and gaskets are original – including the leather gaskets used behind the rail bolt washers. Three piece slates are original. All wood is original. Installed new Simonis felt and rail cushions after restoration. Pockets are not original but I still have the original pocket castings (original leather rotted out). Currently the table is disassembled and in temperature controlled storage. I had to perform latest disassembly and transport to storage myself which resulted in minor dings on the edges while removing the slates. These areas are hidden by the rails when assembled. One of the slates is marked with BBC’s Baltimore (at the time) address. Have many more pictures showing different stages of disassembly as well as fully assembled that I can provide. The item “Antique Brunswick Balke Collender 9′ Union League Pool Table and Accessories” is in sale since Friday, November 9, 2018. This item is in the category “Sporting Goods\Indoor Games\Billiards\Tables”. The seller is “tgri3400″ and is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Brand: Brunswick
- Custom Bundle: No
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Modification Description: Completely restored
Brunswick Balke Collender Conqueror antique pool table, fully restored. This is a nine foot pro (100″ x 50″ playing surface), convertible table, with three piece one inch slate. Patented 8/7/1928, production ending in 1931. Being a depression era table with a short production run, these tables are hard to come by. They are also one of the most sought after tables from the arts and crafts period. Complete convertible tables are more scarce yet. Convertible tables allow you to switch the rail tops between pocket and billiard. Complete with both sets of rails, along with the original rail storage box. Table parts have all matching numbers, original hardware, except for a few replaced screws. As some people prefer to make their own choices regarding cloth, pockets and cushions. The irons on a convertible table are not the standard #6. They will need to be sent in to be recovered. Hood leather is an excellent option. I do not know how long that owner had the table, or if they were the original owners. The overwhelming majority of tables found today, spent most of their life in a pool hall. Finding their way into homes as they closed down. Often seeing a lot of abuse from the patrons. I have no way of knowing where this table spent its first 20 years, but evidence suggests it has always been a private table. Note in the last photo, look at the underside of the rail liner. There are very few tack or staple holes. This table has not seen many cloth changes. But most important was condition. This table was in exceptional (pre-restoration) condition. Other options may be available. If you can get it for less, then it is less. You can source this on your own or I can assist you. I welcome any requests to inspect this table in person. Nobody will be disappointed. Feel free to contact me with any questions. The item “Brunswick Balke Collender Conqueror Antique Billiard and Pool Table” is in sale since Thursday, May 23, 2019. This item is in the category “Sporting Goods\Indoor Games\Billiards\Tables”. The seller is “bigfish2112″ and is located in Mound, Minnesota. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Model: Conqueror
- Brand: Brunswick Balke Collender
Rare Brunswick Balke Collender Antique Union League Cue Stick Rack pool table. My work is top shelf. See feedback & testimonials for other billiard items & work I’ve done below in blue. Matching ball rack (see other listing). Also available are antique 8′ & 9′ Oak Union League pool tables (that match this cue rack and ball rack – and can all be finished to match). Please contact me to discuss if interested (use “ask a question button”). One of the nicest and most impressive cue racks you could ever own – this rack makes other cue racks look like toys. It is made in America by an American craftsman – just like the originals were made. This is a very exact & high quality replication of an ultra rare antique Brunswick Balke Collender (BBC) Union League Cue Rack – identical to the original. (4 1/2″ x 36 1/2″ x 69 1/2 – almost 6 feet tall) This cue rack was designed to match Brunswick’s Union League pool table (made 1890 – 1899). It is a gorgeous design with great details. There are 56 separate pieces of wood that have to be made, assembled, sanded and then finished for one of these racks – some are very time consuming to make and require a great deal of skill. This cue rack is loaded with great details – everywhere! It has turnings, carvings & lots of moldings (I ground knives to match the molding profiles exactly). This cue rack dwarfs any normal cue rack – in size, details, style and weight (it weighs 31 lbs – about twice what a normal cue rack weighs) and really has a presence and makes a bold statement. It holds 14 cues (typical cue racks hold 12 cues). Made of quartersawn White Oak with nice flake – just like the original. It’s a nice medium color – not overly light or dark and will compliment most tables and decor, with a high quality furniture finish professionally sprayed (w/ a gun – not cans) nice satin finish (not a high gloss). However – I also have 1 that is unfinished and will custom finish it to your choice of color at no extra charge if you can tell me the stain name and color and I can get it (or you can provide it). Penetrating stains only – oil or lacquer based – I will also use gel stains or dyes if needed for a match – but at an additional cost. I can match colors w/o the stain / color name if I have a sample to go by – but at an additional charge. Add 2 weeks time – minimum for a custom finished cue rack – depending on my schedule at the time of order. Includes wall mounting holes (predrilled in inconspicuous locations – nearly hidden), screws & all hardware & directions needed to install and oak plugs finished to match the cue rack (to cover/ conceal mounting screws). I had an original BBC Union League cue rack to restore and used to recreate this copy from – it would have been close to impossible to get all the details correct from only pictures. EVERYTHING about it is identical to the original, all shapes, sizes, proportions and details, etc. The BBC decal has also been clear coated over for durability. The last picture shows 3 cue racks – the one in the middle is an original/ antique (that I restored) – the 2 on either side are reproductions. The picture is not great, but even up close it is very hard to tell the new from the original. I also made the matching/ complimentary Union League ball cabinet pictured with it from an original also – it too is extremely rare (see my other listings for these). If you are interested in a matching set – please contact me and I can work you a package deal price for both of them – they make a gorgeous set. This is a Lamborghini or Ferrari among cue racks – it is way above the average cue rack. This is not for those who don’t appreciate the difference between ordinary and extraordinary. This will last your lifetime and your children’s lifetime if well cared for and hold it’s value (unlike the vehicle you are driving that you paid much more for). My camera and photography skills are no where near good enough to do justice to this. I assure you that it is far more impressive in person and I guarantee you will be pleased and impressed with the quality and appearance of this cue rack. NOTE: One / (1) cue rack only is what is offered here for sale. Cues, matching Union League Ball Rack and the other U. L Cue racks pictured are not included. Note: The last picture shows a collage of some of my other cue & ball racks I also have for sale. (These are not included in this listing for sale). Originals of these are super rare & virtually impossible to find. If you could find an original – it would almost certainly be very pricey, probably need restoration or repair work (which can be very costly) and very likely be missing parts or pieces. The (2) originals I have had to restore were both missing significant pieces (the top crest is only held in place by dowels and is often missing or damaged). I use only the best materials available for all of my work. Today’s adhesives and finishes are far superior to what was available when the original was made. The finish I used on this is only available to the trade and not the general public – it is a conversion varnish that uses a catalyst to help it cure and harden – refinisher’s hate it because it it very difficult to remove, but it will wear very well and last for many decades. His workmanship is incredible and accurate, Best ever! BEST PRODUCTS, A++++EBAYER, ALL MADE IN AMERICA!!!! Wow very nice item, thanks Rick. John, I got to it today. It is unbelieveable Thank you so much! Thanks again I mounted them on the wall yesterday and they really do complete the set. Nice packing too no damage. Hello John, I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for the AWESOME job you did in restoring my antique Brunswick cue rack. It has quickly become the focal point in my room. Everyone that has seen it has their jaw drop to the floor in amazement, especially those that had seen it BEFORE the restoration (or should I say TRANSFORMATION) Thanks again! Hi John, The pool table was a big hit this weekend…. Many thanks for the truly excellent work. It is simply divine to play on it. Very, very impressive it came out perfect. Thanks for taking the extra time on it. Feel free to ask any questions. Rest assured you will receive your item as described. Item location: Nichols, New York, United States. Please contact me within 3 days of the end of the sale. If other arrangements are not made, an Unpaid Item Dispute will be filed and the item will be relisted. FREE scheduling of listings. The item “Rare Brunswick Balke Collender Antique Union League Cue Stick Rack pool table” is in sale since Wednesday, March 26, 2014. This item is in the category “Sporting Goods\Indoor Games\Billiards\Accessories & Décor\Ball & Cue Racks”. The seller is “cwwr” and is located in New York. This item can be shipped to United States.
Extremely Rare Antique 1908 Old Mission Style “B” Brunswick Balke Collender Co. Pool Table 4 Leg Model. Strictly conventional old style Mission billiard table construction. Brunswick Balke Collender Co. It is made of oak, the most appropriate wood for the purpose, and finished in Weathered Oak. Particular attention is directed to the following points of superiority in this design of table. The slate bed is best quality Vermont one inch thick, the sections being joined with brass dowels and sockets. No screw holes on the playing surface. The cushion rails are of extra heavy construction and firmly bolted to the slate bed. In all high grade tables, what is termed a “blind cushion rail” is made use of, that is the bolts holding the cushion rails to the slate bed are concealed by woodwork. This eliminates the cheap appearing ornamental bolt caps and gives greater weight to the cushion rail, which means better results from the cushions. The cushion rail tops are veneered with rosewood, which does not change color, cannot be easily disfigured with lighted cigars and does not have the objectionable features of a varnish finish. The item “Rare 1908 Pool Table Brunswick Balke Collender Co Old Mission Style B 4 Leg” is in sale since Sunday, March 24, 2013. This item is in the category “Sporting Goods\Indoor Games\Billiards\Tables”. The seller is “scott_rickard” and is located in Satellite Beach, Florida. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Model: Old Mission Style “B” 4 Leg Model
- Brand: Brunswick Balke Collender Co
- Country of Manufacture: United States