Cues being made at Bensinger’s, Chicago?

PhilosopherKing

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Original owner says he had it made at Bensinger’s over 60 years ago, but maybe he meant ordered.

Anyone know if cues were being made in-house, or who’s stuff they were selling?

Maybe you just know what it is.

Brunswick vs. Katz can be confusing, and then there are the others.

Thanks

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mr3cushion

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I'm an alumni of Bensingers since 1963, I can tell you with 99% certainty this cue was NEVER made at Bensingers 60 years ago.

They had no cue repair/builder on site! They sent all work orders out to, Herman Rambow on Wabash st. in downtown Chicago.

Lastly, I believe this is an old style, 'Carom' cue for 3 cushion made in the, 40's-50's.
 

PhilosopherKing

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I'm an alumni of Bensingers since 1963, I can tell you with 99% certainty this cue was NEVER made at Bensingers 60 years ago.

They had no cue repair/builder on site! They sent all work orders out to, Herman Rambow on Wabash st. in downtown Chicago.

Lastly, I believe this is an old style, 'Carom' cue for 3 cushion made in the, 40's-50's.
Thanks.

I posted it because I was very skeptical of what the gentleman was remembering.
 

PhilosopherKing

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I doubt very much that cue was actually made inside a pool hall.
Me too.

I typically post these these cue threads when the previous owner’s story doesn’t seem to make sense, or when my thought process behind buying a cue breaks down.

It helps to hear the thoughts of others.
 
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PhilosopherKing

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This isn't a Brunswick or a Katz
Schaefer, Victor, Schmidt?

I guess I just need to hear from someone else that Rambow had nothing to do with it.

BTW, I bought another caliper on eBay and they quoted me a delivery date of July 23.

I’ll order a third and get those shaft measurements to you?
 

ideologist

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Schaefer, Victor, Schmidt?

I guess I just need to hear from someone else that Rambow had nothing to do with it.

BTW, I bought another caliper on eBay and they quoted me a delivery date of July 23.

I’ll order a third and get those shaft measurements to you?
Rambow had nothing to do with it. It's an AE Schmidt (or was sold as one). These cues were sold by a few different catalogs. Brunswick didn't make it.

It's 100% a catalog cue and not a custom

For calipers, just go buy a decent set at Harbor Freight for $25 and be done with it, the eBay sets for $6 are trash
 

PhilosopherKing

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Rambow had nothing to do with it. It's an AE Schmidt (or was sold as one). These cues were sold by a few different catalogs. Brunswick didn't make it.

It's 100% a catalog cue and not a custom

For calipers, just go buy a decent set at Harbor Freight for $25 and be done with it, the eBay sets for $6 are trash
Thanks
 

mikemosconi

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The top of those butterfly splices touching the butt joint collar are not something a custom maker would normally construct.
 
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