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A souvenir to break your balls - 08-24-2019, 08:59 PM

One of many billiards companies that popped up in the 20th century, only to be obliterated by the Brunswick Machine, MA Luscher operated out of a cube-shaped warehouse at the edge of downtown Rochester NY.

The building still stands, but it is a lithography company now with 60 years removed from the Bowling and Billiards business.

I found a broken house cue with a nice label and took some of the grime off. Luscher didn't have a standard pin, so I stole one from a long-deceased Hoppe Professional cue. Made a shaft for it, and it crushes the balls. Happy to keep this as my local billiards souvenir on my travels.

It's out for a clearcoat now, to preserve it as long as necessary. An awful lot of effort for a goofy break cue, but I love this kind of nonsense.






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08-25-2019, 03:17 PM

Very cool. Reminds me of the Luscher double butterfly with veneers you helped me nail down. I consider it one of my treasures. I feel like I stole it. Thanks again for going to check it out for me.

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08-26-2019, 11:29 AM

Very nice. Kudos for repurposing a litte billiards history.


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08-26-2019, 02:30 PM

Just found the pics of mine.





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Thanks. I really dig it. I collect antique butterfly cues.

I was so cool that he went and checked out the cue for me.


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Thanks. I really dig it. I collect antique butterfly cues.

I was so cool that he went and checked out the cue for me.

And didn't poach it


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08-26-2019, 07:27 PM

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And didn't poach it
Yup.

Exactly.

When I got it for the starting bid I was stunned.

Sometimes people pass stuff up just because it's not Brunswick I guess.

But it would be easier to find an ebony Titlist than it would be to find another one of these.

Heck, I was interested but knew nothing of the company. You filled me in on that.

I have had people grab cues from under me before. You notice I don't come on here posting asking for a cue ID unless I already have it. And even then I rarely do it. I do my research with people I trust.


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