Ziptide, July 2013

No Mystery Here: Cue Stick Lock Editor’s Note: This letter is in response to the following item titled Mysterious Hardware from The Back Page of our June 2013 issue: Mike Foty is a locksmith in Fairmont, Minn. A customer brought him a long...


No Mystery Here: Cue Stick Lock

Editor’s Note: This letter is in response to the following item titled Mysterious Hardware from The Back Page of our June 2013 issue:

Mike Foty is a locksmith in Fairmont, Minn. A customer brought him a long board which has a row of "U"-shaped hardware. Each piece of hardware on the board contains a barrel key lock.  The lock is fastened to a hinge. When unlocked, the lock can be pivoted out of the way.

The brass or bronze hardware was covered with mold and the board was partially disintegrated. This seemed to indicate that this strange unit may have been submerged in water or perhaps was used on a boat at one time.  If a subscriber in our vast audience has information on what this hardware may have been used for, both Mike Foty and Locksmith Ledger would be very interested to learn more about this mystery hardware.

This is where you locked up your cue stick for billiards. Back in the day, they were one piece and hard to transport. They were made of brass and usually lined on the inside of the U-shaped neck to protect the cue. There should be a matching rail for the bottom of the cue to sit on.

I made keys for a set of them from an old pool hall and bowling alley that was in downtown Sandusky, Ohio.

Bruce Andres

Hobbs Lock and Key Inc.

Sandusky, OH

 

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