i'm intrigued by unusual marking on the tips ... opinions welcome !

erriep

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i'm intrigued by unusual marking on the tips made by a cuemaker... opinions welcome !

hi !

I am very intrigued by some numbers made by a cuemaker, with a pen on the tips .

My question is : are such markings specific to one (or few) cuemaker(s) , or are they +/- common ? I've never seen such markings before.

The picture was taken today, but it's a certified 27 years old test hit :wink:
the cue is brand new, was bought by the current& only owner when he met the cuemaker in the 80's , stored since.

many thanks

erriep
 
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jschelin99

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There is nothing common about writing numbers on the end of a tip. As a matter of fact, it is extremely uncommon. Therefore, as with countless other uncommon things done by individuals around the world, I have no idea what it means.

Perhaps the cuemaker was experimenting with various glues and this was the 54th different brand?
 

erriep

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There is nothing common about writing numbers on the end of a tip. As a matter of fact, it is extremely uncommon. Therefore, as with countless other uncommon things done by individuals around the world, I have no idea what it means.
same here :sorry: !!! . I ain't an expert , and i've never seen this, that's why I posted on this forum area . So unusual !!
experts needed, of strong evidence... i am curious to read the ideas/opinions of the "old bones" .
 
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Busbee Cue

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same here :sorry: !!! . I ain't an expert , and i've never seen this, that's why I posted on this forum area . So unusual !!
experts needed, of strong evidence... i am curious to read the ideas/opinions of the "old bones" .

Just a guess but it could also be tip hardness rating or a way to mark what shafts go with what butt.
 

erriep

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for a better understanding of my curiosity , may be i should post a pic of the full cue. ..
here it is .

Just a guess but it could also be tip hardness rating or a way to mark what shafts go with what butt.
IMHO probable way to mark , yes, it looks like something like that to me.. But is it true ? was it typical to the cuemaker ? no idea...
 
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cuejo

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Looks lie a Scruggs.
I don't have a clue what the number means, I would guess hardness but who knows.
Lots of people do a lot of weird things to their cues
 

cueaddicts

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I would guess to easily match the shafts with butts, when transporting many cues to a show in a huge dealer case. Probably had multiple cues with the same plain ring work at the joint.
 

jschelin99

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I would guess to easily match the shafts with butts, when transporting many cues to a show in a huge dealer case. Probably had multiple cues with the same plain ring work at the joint.

Yup, that makes sense! Especially if there's a sticker numbered 54 on the bottom of the butt.
 

JB Cases

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I had a Tim scruggs which had a number on tip. Was done to match the tip to the butt.
Mine was also 18 years old when I got it and had never hit a ball. I had Tim make me a new shaft and kept the original one pristine.
I forgot to add that the number on the tip was put there BY Mike or Tim. The person I got the cue from had bought it directly
from Tim at the US Open 18 years prior.

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cue fix

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It is my guess that the person that owned this cue has quite a few cues and has numbered to tips so they know what shafts go to what cue. IMO
 

TomHay

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It could be one of the new OKMorree layered tips that tells how many layers you have left.
 

erriep

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It could be one of the new OKMorree layered tips that tells how many layers you have left.
. :wink: hehe tom :) . non-layered tips on those shafts . imho triangle. ;)

I had a Tim scruggs which had a number on tip. Was done to match the tip to the butt.
Mine was also 18 years old when I got it and had never hit a ball. I had Tim make me a new shaft and kept the original one pristine.
I forgot to add that the number on the tip was put there BY Mike or Tim. The person I got the cue from had bought it directly
from Tim at the US Open 18 years prior.

www.jbcases.com
John, you got the point ! this cue was bought to Tim Scruggs in 1985 , in Las Vegas . I believe than it was during a major tournament , but dunno which one
I would guess to easily match the shafts with butts, when transporting many cues to a show in a huge dealer case. Probably had multiple cues with the same plain ring work at the joint.
you're right, for sure ! thank you very much for the explanation of those mysterious marks .

what i am very curious to know is, if Tim Scruggs/mike was the only cuemaker to do such markings at this time, or if some other did such kind of marks too ?
 
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