Antique BBC Stays in the Family

May 17, 2013

Brunswick-Balke-Collender Billiard Table Experts…

This antique Brunswick pool table has been installed here in this Garden Grove, CA home for 40 years. As a child, our client used to play on this old Brunswick whenever she’d visit Grandma and Grandpa’s house. So, when she and her husband and their two sons recently moved from Orange, CA into their new home in Anaheim Hills, Grandma decided to bestow this old relic so that it could be enjoyed by her Great Grandsons. Our job was to disassemble this circa 1940’s Brunswick-Balke-Collender over-sized eight-foot billiard table and move it over to its new Anaheim Hills home. We were told by the clients when they had previously visited our pool table service center to choose a new felt color, that the old Brunswick was going to need a lot of TLC. The leather pockets were all in need of replacing as was the cushion rubber on all six rails. Our client decided on refelting the antique Brunswick pool table with a neutral felt color called Camel. So back at Grandma and Grandpa’s house, we finished disassembling the BBC and loaded it up into my van, and headed for Anaheim Hills. I wrapped up the rails which we’d later bring to the shop to be re-cushioned and refelted. I boxed up what was left of the #3 antique leather pockets and planned on shipping them out a few days later to be recovered entirely with new chocolate brown leather and small external shields.