Yes, that is the bevel used on snooker tables. So your table is probably a converted snooker table. My table is too. I learned that from Ken the ph# I gave you. Pool tables do not have that much bevel.The ledge bevel seems to be too much? Ever see a slate like this?
The slate is new. Could a slate with less of bevel been used or was this selected for a reason (made deliberately for this table)? Have never been near an antique table..have no idea what certain details should look like. No idea what year this Centennial is from. Are you referring to Ken Hash? I'm buying a cover from him.Yes, that is the bevel used on snooker tables. So your table is probably a converted snooker table. My table is too. I learned that from Ken the ph# I gave you. Pool tables do not have that much bevel.
Your shelf depth looks fairly deep, that's nice! Looks like very nice work on the rails and cloth.
No, it is definitely a snooker slate! If someone bought a new slate for that table they made a mistake! But, I believe the only difference is roundness of the drop. The length and width I believe would be the same. Although my table is a converted snooker table and the shelf is quite deep.The slate is new. Could a slate with less of bevel been used or was this selected for a reason (made deliberately for this table)? Have never been near an antique table..have no idea what certain details should look like. No idea what year this Centennial is from. Are you referring to Ken Hash? I'm buying a cover from him.
Yes, my regular club has two GC5 tables with 860 HR and Klematch cushions. They are the truest banking tables I have ever played on, by far. While that sounds like a 100% wonderful thing, in reality it is not, because it means when you want to shorten up a bank, or get it to reverse on the second rail, you really can't. So that rubber actually takes tools out of a banker's toolbox. It does make the Z banks much easier, so in that regard I guess it gives something back.Klematch are the most expensive, and are the best cushions for responsiveness, and true bounce for banking, meaning the ball will come off the rail on its true angle.
This makes the pockets not so readily except the balls as we see on 9' Diamonds when the rail is contacted prior to the pocket.
The balls will bank truer, and will not reverse coming off the 2nd bank rail like it does on Diamond Artemis cushions or any of the other cushions available.
A true perfectionist of the game, and a player that does not want double banks to be compromised, and wants pockets to play tough would then want Klematch. 4-1/2" pockets on Klematch cushions would play plenty tough, but Diamonds have to go to 4-1/4" to toughen up the pockets, as the ball contacts the rail before the pocket.
I think Steve will agree with this depiction, for he has played on Klematch. He does not like them for some unique banks that really grab reverse coming off the 2nd bank and thus are doable, are not doable with Klematch. Like the cross over from side to side pocket banks. The banks will not shorten up as much either.
I would get a professional opinion on this before investing, I am not a professional when it comes to cushions, and am mainly surmising but no one else has mentioned these cushions.
I contacted someone to talk about doing this. No return so far. I do not want to say I do not like/hate the table .... it’s not what I expected. Unforeseen custom work never fails.
I spent hours trying to identify exactly what my old BBC table was. Records were almost non-existent due to that fire you mention at Brunswick.Interesting that record part of the Brunswick factory burnt, and now Brunswick lists my table as being mfg. during different time period. They actually do not know.
Why not put up a picture of your table, maybe it can be identified.I spent hours trying to identify exactly what my old BBC table was. Records were almost non-existent due to that fire you mention at Brunswick.
I settled on calling my table a Saratoga as that table was the same as the one I owned in all but one way.
While searching, I found many tables listed as Saratoga but they were all pot-bellied tables. Mine was a straight-angle frame.
The table I had was unique from every other Brunswick antique that I ever saw or found online - the label was carved into the rail-top and accented in gold-leaf. The best I could tell was that my table was also likely manufactured around that same time period.
There are those that know better than me when trying to marinate a diamond cushion to a Centennial. Listen to the pros. WhiteyBall hopping at certain spots. I spoke to few knowledgeable people. Said its a poor rail job. Simply not a precision professional job. Also trying to get it right on ancient rails does not work out. Remedy is replace cushions, sub rails..the works. Was mentioned the difference between $100 rails and $400 rails has to do more with how long they will last. If installed properly Black Diamond should play well. I thought I went to the right person for this table. Thought there would be no flaws or aggravation. Someone hates me. Thanks for the replies.
Really sorry to hear this.. Hope it works out for you and you have a tbale yo ucan be happy withIn conclusion I got a table made for a non players game room. More for show and tell, parties and part time laundry table. They say there are no mistakes in life... everything a learning experience. But that’s bunk .. I made a mistake.