Newest thing in pool: elliptical table (Apr, 1964)

Newest thing in pool: elliptical table

Combination billiards and pool is played on this table with an elliptical cushion and a single pocket on one of its two focal points. A ball hit to pass over the other focal point rebounds into the pocket every time. The table was designed by Arthur P. Frigo Jr., Union College senior, and is made by Gotham Educational Equipment, New Rochelle, N.Y. Game is played with nine numbered balls and a cue ball.

2 comments
  1. GaryM says: December 15, 20111:36 pm

    The Mikado would have loved it:

    The billiard sharp who any one catches,
    His doom’s extremely hard —
    He’s made to dwell —
    In a dungeon cell
    On a spot that’s always barred.
    And there he plays extravagant matches
    In fitless finger-stalls
    On a cloth untrue
    With a twisted cue
    And elliptical billiard balls!

  2. Stephen says: December 16, 20115:27 am

    There’s a scene where this game is played in the film “Silent Running”.

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