Changing My Cue Vault Extraordinarily

ibuycues

I Love Box Cues
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As some may know I have a special room where I keep my cues.
It has its own furnace, air conditioning, digital humidity control, and more.
For 20+ years I have used the small antique coin-operated pool tables
that were made ca1931-35 as part of how I exhibit and enjoy the cues.
The tables are genuine and each weighs kinda like a refrigerator. Unique and rare.

I am changing the room radically (and am very apprehensive) even though I love how
the rare small tables work in my vault. I have come upon a very, very rare Akam billiard table,
they were made from 1879-1883. Everything below the rails is cast iron, extremely unique, and
CG Akam became very quickly known as one of the world’s best table makers.

A good friend of mine has worked in the world of antique billiards for 40+ years, has traveled to
likely every state in the Union in his acquisitions and operations, and told me he had only known
of (not seen) three in all his years.

Next week is a big week. In it goes…

Will Prout
 

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Guerra Cues

I build one cue at a time
Silver Member
Hello Will,
Absolutely amazing. Your room is stunning and I love that new rare table. Before I ever played pocket billiards I learned how to play carom billiards.
I would love to see your room in person one day.
Being a cuemaker for the last 14 years makes me appreciate so much more your role in conservation and taking care of such rare pieces.
I was born in Portugal, Europe and I have seen some really rare tables in palaces and castles that are centuries old. That table reminds me a bit of the French rococo’s style.
 
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runout1961

Ecclesiastes Ch. 12: 1-7
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I know that room. That’s Chalk Box Bill’s place. Bought a bunch of cool stuff from him a couple years ago. Great guy.


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j2pac

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As some may know I have a special room where I keep my cues.
It has its own furnace, air conditioning, digital humidity control, and more.
For 20+ years I have used the small antique coin-operated pool tables
that were made ca1931-35 as part of how I exhibit and enjoy the cues.
The tables are genuine and each weighs kinda like a refrigerator. Unique and rare.

I am changing the room radically (and am very apprehensive) even though I love how
the rare small tables work in my vault. I have come upon a very, very rare Akam billiard table,
they were made from 1879-1883. Everything below the rails is cast iron, extremely unique, and
CG Akam became very quickly known as one of the world’s best table makers.

A good friend of mine has worked in the world of antique billiards for 40+ years, has traveled to
likely every state in the Union in his acquisitions and operations, and told me he had only known
of (not seen) three in all his years.

Next week is a big week. In it goes…

Will Prout
Ok Will. It's official, I'm jealous. Thank you for sharing part of your collection.
😎
 

ibuycues

I Love Box Cues
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I know that room. That’s Chalk Box Bill’s place. Bought a bunch of cool stuff from him a couple years ago. Great guy.


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Yep, good eye. He’s bringing the table Monday. Fine gentleman!
 

Thecoats

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Congratulations Will on a truly rare find. Couldn't happen to a better person, enjoy the new table in the greatest of health sir.

Sincerely
-don
 
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