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    Hi guys - I’m at a friend’s house tonight and she was excited to show me her Grandfather’s old Sport King, cues and clay balls. I really enjoyed seeing some pieces from “another era”.

    The balls look particularly cool (either clay or ivory) and I thought I would share to see if anyone could offer up some background or information about this stuff? The table was bought from a pool hall in Eastern Kentucky that was ina town called Ashland in the 50’s.



    P.S. I could have started a thread about all the bad decisions I made to be down 5 games playing one pocket today...but this seemed more interesting

    Brexit

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    Here's what Bob Jewett found on eBay, but don't get too excited about the asking price http://forums.azbilliards.com/showpo...&postcount=272

    Nice set of collectable zig zag clay bals they have.

    Dave

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    • #3
      Thanks Dave.
      That is exactly the box they have.

      Thanks for the link.

      Originally posted by 12squared View Post
      Here's what Bob Jewett found on eBay, but don't get too excited about the asking price http://forums.azbilliards.com/showpo...&postcount=272

      Nice set of collectable zig zag clay bals they have.

      Dave

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      • #4
        Originally posted by brexit View Post
        Hi guys - I’m at a friend’s house tonight and she was excited to show me her Grandfather’s old Sport King, cues and clay balls. I really enjoyed seeing some pieces from “another era”.

        The balls look particularly cool (either clay or ivory) and I thought I would share to see if anyone could offer up some background or information about this stuff? The table was bought from a pool hall in Eastern Kentucky that was ina town called Ashland in the 50’s.
        They're definitely "clay" balls, as Dave said. I've played with clay balls oodles of times in the 1950s, and into the early '60s (although not the zig-zag issue). They have that dull sheen, and make a deeper "click" when striking each other. I seem to recall them playing heavier. They were great pool balls, and rolled true; however they cracked relatively easy, and even chipped!

        ~Doc

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        • #5
          The first and fourth cues from the left look particularly interesting,

          I'm not sure what the first cue is but the fact that it's jointed is pretty interesting, there are relatively few two piece cues from that era floating around.

          I believe the 4th might be a Brunswick Balke-Collender, based on the remains of the label, but it's hard to say for certain without a better pic.

          I'd love to see close up pics of both of them, especially of the joint and label.

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          • #6
            I remember that ball set in a pool room 1968, with purple cloth in Murphysboro IL. Just west of SIU Carbondale, they had chunks missing around the zigZag.
            Bill Meacham
            WBT
            www.worldbilliardtour.com
            no link....

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