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Blackjack
11-18-2003, 07:42 AM
My antique pool table (which I think is a Brunswick Aviator) has a metal plate on the end rail that says "Peerless Electric Cushions" manufactured by A.M. Wilson & Co., of St. Paul, MN. Does anyone know anything about this company and when they were in business? Did they make pool tables or simply provide cushions (for retrofit?)? Could a Brunswick table have been manufacturerd with Peerless cushions? Just trying to figure out what I have. Thanks for any and all help.

Ken
11-18-2003, 09:58 AM
Blackjack,

If you donít have a nameplate that says Brunswick-Balke-Collender similar to one of those shown at Muellers I doubt that you have a BBC table:

http://www.poolndarts.com/store.cfm/cat/473.cfm

There were many manufacturers making tables similar to BBC tables. In the early 1900ís there was the Peerless Rubber Manufacturing Company at 14 Warren Street in New York city. Perhaps they made cushions. I would be inclined to believe what your nameplate says and conclude that your table was built by the A. M. Wilson Company (of which I can find nothing).

The B. A. Stevens Company sold a BBC copy with Peerless cushions. I suspect that all BBC tables used Monarch cushions.

There were companies making frames identical to BBC and even BBC might have outsourced for their frames; I donít know for sure. I seem to recall seeing a frame that came from Minnesota. The next time I go to that room Iíll see what the frame manufacturerís name is and what the nameplate says. The room owner might know something since he has only antique tables there.
KenCT

DSAPOLIS
11-19-2003, 03:51 PM
Ken,
My screen name on this board has always been "DSAPOLIS", never "Blackjack". This Blackjack knows better!

Good Luck & God Bless
Blackjack David Sapolis

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ras314
11-19-2003, 05:41 PM
David,
Good to see you back. Hope this means you are recovering well.

Ken
02-15-2004, 07:49 PM
There is a catalog for sale from the A. M. Wilson Company of Saint Paul Minnesota. Buy it and maybe there will be info about your table.

http://pages.collectoronline.com/9627/PictPage/1921856715.html#images