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Tony777
01-14-2011, 10:55 AM
I recieved a pool table from one of my friends a couple of years ago and looking to get some background information on the table and company. The professional who assembled the table related that he believes that it's an antique table from the 20's or 30's by the Schwartz Company. I can't seem to google information on the company. The table has a rail pocket system. Any of you familiar with the company?

Here is a picture of the table: http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/15814554


TIA, Duke

Rich R.
01-15-2011, 07:37 AM
I probably can't help you but, for those who can, more pictures of the table would help. You only show one picture from a substantial distance. Get some closer pictures and definitely pictures of any lable or other identifying information.

BTW, nice cars.

Tony777
01-15-2011, 08:26 AM
Hi Rich, I added more photos: http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/15814554

Thanks for the kind words on the cars, the '55 Belair Hardtop is mine and the Corvair is my dad's.

Rich R.
01-16-2011, 09:14 AM
The additional pictures should really help someone who is knowledgeable about old tables. Another picture you may want to add is a close up of the name plate or lable that is on the one end rail.

There is a table dealer in NYC that specializes in old tables and they may be able to help you. Contact them and ask if they will look at your pictures and provide any information.
Blatt Billiards
http://www.blattbilliards.com

I always loved the '55 Chevy's. Of course, I remember seeing them when they were brand new. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/whistle.gif
There is enough room under the hood of a '55 to put in just about any motor you would want.

Tony777
01-17-2011, 03:14 PM
Did more research the other day, it seems that the billiard table is the Madison model by Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company, http://www.brunswickbilliards.com/our_rich_history/antique_tables/madison.html But my table has two holly inlay stips at the bottom of the sides of the table as opposed to the boxed holly in lay in the Brunswick photo. Maybe it's a later model of the Madison? With some other photos of Madisons that I have come across, there is no name plate on the foot of the table, but my table has an indent for a company nameplate....although my table was missing the actual nameplate when I recieved it.

Rich R.
01-18-2011, 01:12 PM
I'm happy you were able to find some information about your table. It certainly is a beautiful old table with a lot of years of use left in it.

Scott Lee
01-19-2011, 11:28 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Tony777</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Did more research the other day, it seems that the billiard table is the Madison model by Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company, http://www.brunswickbilliards.com/our_rich_history/antique_tables/madison.html But my table has two holly inlay stips at the bottom of the sides of the table as opposed to the boxed holly in lay in the Brunswick photo. Maybe it's a later model of the Madison? With some other photos of Madisons that I have come across, there is no name plate on the foot of the table, but my table has an indent for a company nameplate....although my table was missing the actual nameplate when I recieved it. </div></div>

I was pretty sure it was a Brunswick Madison when I saw your pics, even before I read your post. It looks exactly like the Madison that I had, which was a ball return table too. You can purchase a nameplate that will fit into the head rail on your table. They make reproduction copies of the nameplates. Nice table.

Scott Lee

Tony777
01-21-2011, 01:06 PM
Thanks Scott, I actually had put a Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company reproduction nameplate on it. Glad to hear it does seem to be a Madison. Now if I could only find out the exact year of the table.....would love to get a an original or reproduction catalogue.