These are my three phenolic Hyatt sets:
...this interesting set ordered in a case lot by a Virginia newspaper in the 60's or 70's,..
...and 60's-'70's Brunswick Centennials made by Hyatt:
Very nice display. Thank you. I don't currently have the proper box for your ABB Co. manufactured Brunswick Centennial set, but I do have one or two nice authentic divider sets like the ones in your Bi-Centennial box. If you'd like to have one, send me a message.
The middle set was not manufactured by The Albany Billiard Ball Co. In late 1983, the Vice President of ABB Co., Robert Simpson, resigned and moved to Fort Edward, NY (+/- 90 miles north of Albany) and opened a ball manufacturing business there. I think the State of NY department which handles incorporation recorded his corporate papers in 1984. It has been suggested that the formula used by ABB Co. to manufacture their balls over the years, for all practical purposes the formula that came from Germany via post War England, was the formula that ended up with Societe Anonyme Les Usines de Callenelle (SALUC) after ABB Co. shut down in 1985. Simpson's company manufactured phenic resin balls which were used largely in various forms of manufacturing. Phenolic resin balls are used extensively in fracking, and I have read that he provided product to fracking operations out west. To this day, Saluc is an active provider to the fracking industry, as well. Hyatt Ball Co., Ltd. is listed in the NY State Corporation Commission as A. Hyatt Ball Co. There is Google support for that name. Simpson is now retired (or possibly deceased) and his son has taken over.
I have a few Hyatt things. If I can ever figure out how to make pictures leave my camera and move to my computer, I'll try to post a few.
When I get a little more time, I'll try to explain the protrusion of the black phenolic resin used to fill in the engraved (or molded in) ways for the numbers. Heat and pressure can do funny things to phenolic resin.
For those who don't know, the phenolic resin used in the manufacture of billiard balls by ABB Co. was some of the best ever produced.