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Mr. Bond 09-10-2010 04:42 PM

Origin of Gold Crown Model (Brunswick)
 
According to the Brunswick website, the table had been 'under development' since 1958.

Design patent# 192,086
filed Aug. 23, 1961
serial #66,471
patent granted Jan. 16, 1962.

Designers:
Richard G. Reineman of Covina, CA
George H. Hart of Chicago, IL
George E. Schaefer of Muskegon Heights, MI
Assignors to Brunswick Corp.

Term of Patent: 14 years

http://www.google.com/patents?id=KW9...4%2C711&edge=0

read full patent here



If you own one and would like to show it off, feel free to post your pics :cool:

Rich93 09-11-2010 02:33 AM

After The Hustler came out in 1961, a lot of new rooms opened up. They always had Gold Crowns and carpets on the floor, were bright and sunny, and often had colorful cloth on the tables - not the usual green. These were usually called family billiard centers and the hope was that Dad, Mom, Buddy and Sis would all be playing pocket billiards together. As a rule, these rooms didn't last long.

The positive for me was that when a new room opened Mosconi or Caras would put on an exhibition. I got to see Mosconi twice and Caras once.

Mr. Bond 09-11-2010 09:45 AM

something like this

http://www.chicagobilliardmuseum.org...ylvania_1_.jpg

http://www.chicagobilliardmuseum.org...ifornia_1_.jpg

Mr. Bond 09-14-2010 10:21 PM

From a previous post -

Quote:

Originally Posted by Markuster (Post 2180184)
This Comparison Chart has been discussed here before. I made a screen capture of it so it can be inserted into a thread:

http://www.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/...6c294c266g.jpg

http://www.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/...90e188786g.jpg

The original Word document can be downloaded from http://www.mediafire.com/pooltablemanuals


jacksmith1 06-12-2013 03:12 AM

I have a lot of research on the last day, I do not understand some of the things a lot of different versions - Ⅰ, Ⅱ, Ⅲ, Ⅳ.
Or at least, that the advice - you only have to see the pictures?
I appreciate your help! Thank you!

book collector 07-16-2013 08:06 PM

In Columbus they opened a group of 5 "Golden Eight Balls" with Gold Crowns they were very opulent compared to anything before, except the rooms in the upscale hotels.
In fact , they had Willie Hoppe 2 piece cues in them as house cues when they opened.
The cues lasted about 4 hours before escaping out the front and back doors.
There are still 2 rooms left I believe although they have deteriorated over the years.

Logdog 07-18-2013 06:40 PM

The Gold Crown is by far my favorite table. I think it can give a Diamond table the eight and the break. Diamond tables just do not bank correctly

rikdee 05-23-2017 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Logdog (Post 4266991)
The Gold Crown is by far my favorite table. I think it can give a Diamond table the eight and the break. Diamond tables just do not bank correctly

I agree, having owned 2 GC-Is and a Diamond. Sold the first GC and purchased a brand new, ordered from the factory, Diamond Pro (Red Label). Owned it for 12 years but never fell in love. Yup, the banking characteristics were an issue for me, didn't like the cushions either. Sold it. In 2013 I found a pristine, private owner GC-I which remains in my home and will forever more.

rikdee 05-23-2017 10:38 AM

Gold Crowns at the airport
 
In the mid 60s there was a Gold Crown room on the mezzanine level of the L.C. Smith terminal at Detroit Metro Airport. It was done up Space Age looking very much like the photos posted above by Mr. Bond. The few times we had the money to pay the crazy rates, a couple of friends and I played there. Man, thought we'd gone to heaven...

asiasdad 05-30-2017 06:16 PM

1 Attachment(s)
The Gold Crowns' parents:

This is from the 1959-1960 catalog
when Brunswick was changing its corporate
name from Brunswick-Balke-Collender to
Brunswick Corporation.


Attachment 460158

tusmadpark 03-30-2018 05:36 AM

My GC. so much fun and plays great. Still need to adjust the light. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...b8262aa199.jpg


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garczar 04-02-2018 04:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rich93 (Post 2605797)
After The Hustler came out in 1961, a lot of new rooms opened up. They always had Gold Crowns and carpets on the floor, were bright and sunny, and often had colorful cloth on the tables - not the usual green. These were usually called family billiard centers and the hope was that Dad, Mom, Buddy and Sis would all be playing pocket billiards together. As a rule, these rooms didn't last long.

The positive for me was that when a new room opened Mosconi or Caras would put on an exhibition. I got to see Mosconi twice and Caras once.

There was a place in Tulsa,Ok. called CueCity. It was a post-Hustler all GoldCrown "family" center. Gold cloth, gold chalk and lights in the ceiling not down low over each table. Was not an action place but i loved every minute i was there. They lasted over 30yrs before the son of the owner just wanted to do something else. Over 30 of their pristine GC 1's are scattered around Tulsa and surrounding areas.

Island Drive 04-20-2018 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tusmadpark (Post 6122821)
My GC. so much fun and plays great. Still need to adjust the light. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...b8262aa199.jpg


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The feet, how do they attach upwards to the wooden framework?

tusmadpark 04-20-2018 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Island Drive (Post 6138888)
The feet, how do they attach upwards to the wooden framework?



I didnít see that part of the assembly. But I did see that they spinner to level the table.


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logical 05-10-2018 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Island Drive (Post 6138888)
The feet, how do they attach upwards to the wooden framework?

The legs have a large recessed pocket with a hole bored into them. A sleeve with a shoulder/flange and internal threads it set in each pocket. The feet are also threaded internally. A short length of maybe 5/8 inch threaded stock goes into the feet and into the sleeves which allows adjustment when spun as mentioned above.

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Dan White 05-10-2018 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tusmadpark (Post 6122821)
My GC. so much fun and plays great. Still need to adjust the light. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...b8262aa199.jpg


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Nice table, but I hope that cue ball is not on the head spot!

GoldCrown 05-15-2018 05:51 AM

[QUOTE=Rich93;2605797]After The Hustler came out in 1961, a lot of new rooms opened up. They always had Gold Crowns and carpets on the floor, were bright and sunny, and often had colorful cloth on the tables - not the usual green. These were usually called family billiard centers and the hope was that Dad, Mom, Buddy and Sis would all be playing pocket billiards together. As a rule, these rooms didn't last long.





The "Cue & Cushion" rooms in Phila were absolutely beautiful. All GoldCrowns and Brunswick accessories. Had gold cloths. I always loved the look of the GC with a gold cloth and that's what I currently have.


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