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Item #: 7-17-20
Price: $24,899.00
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9' Regulation Brunswick


Circa 1900-1916

The Pool Table:

The Hudson is among the Rarest Pool Tables in existence, Only Seventy were Manufactured of these Magnificent, highly inlaid Pool Tables solely for The Hudson Recreation Co. in Philadelphia, Pa.


From the Original Catalog Description in 1926:

Manufactured under 22 construction patents awarded from 1900 through 1916. Design patent awarded on August 22, 1911. Furnished in either four or six leg models.

From the 1926 Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co. catalog, page 10:

Wood and Finish: 

Beautifully figured butt walnut inlaid with black ebony, mother of pearl and celluloid,

and hand rubbed to a dull finish.


The Hudson table is a super type of construction known as the Jumbo and represents the maximum of solidity and rigidity in billiard table manufacture.


All wood parts are made of heavy compound constructed, specially selected and scientifically dried lumber, veneered on both sides by cross veneer of alternating grain and faced with the very best quality of highly figured butt walnut veneer.


Top molding is built up of compound construction 8 1/8" x 3 3/8" and faced with a cross veneer being attained by means of double veneering both inside and outside, and further held firm by glue blocks in all corners.

Legs faced with best quality butt walnut to match sides.


Rigidity of whole table and extra bearing surface for slate furnished by double cross stretchers running crossways and lengthwise of the table.

Sides fastened into legs with maple dowels and heavy iron bolts to keep table absolutely rigid. Whole table made in most thorough and careful manner and represents the highest attainment in the art of woodworking.

The Slate Bed: 

The slate bed consists of three pieces of the best quality slate, regulation size 1 inch thick, with all joints secured by brass dowels and sockets. It has no screw holes on the playing surface. If desired, 1 1/2" slate can be furnished.

The Cushion Rails: 

The cushion rails, which are one of the most vital parts of a billiard table, are made up with what is known as 3-ply body consisting of three layers of woods of alternating grain glued together to insure the rails against climatic changes. The center piece of these plies is hard maple, the most suitable wood to hold the cushion bolts firmly in place.


The body of the rail is covered with a rail cap of compound construction faced with solid rosewood. The rails are securely fastened to the table by invisible cushion bolts.


These bolts are covered by blink cushion rail facing which is built up of 5-ply compound construction and faced with specially selected high grade walnut veneer inlaid with black ebony, celluloid and mother of pearl.


The Hudson table can be furnished with any style Monarch Perfect Angle cushions.

The Pocket Irons: 

The pocket irons are our No. 6 style, which are countersunk in the ends of the cushion rails by means of brass sockets.

This is the Actual Pool Table used in

"The Great Pool Shoot Out" with


ABC Sports February 14, 1978

"Own this fabulous Pool Table with a piece of History"

The Tournament:

V. Loria and Sons provided this Pool Table on February 14, 1978 with ABC TV, Wide World of Sports, Televised“ For THE GREAT POOL SHOOT OUT” Between the Legendary WILLIE MOSCONI and MINNESOTA FATS at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City.

Howard Cosell Was The Commentator, Charles Ursetti Was Referee. Prior to the “Main Event”, Trick Shots were performed by Steve Miserak, Allen Hopkins, Irving Crane, Ray Martin, Pete Margo, Ernie Costa and Cue Ball Kelly attended.

Roone Arledge, Abc Tv’s Vice President And Producer of Wide World of Sports, wanted a Spectacular Pool Table with Exacting Playing Standards for this very Special event. He contracted this Pool Table from our company, V. Loria and Sons, New York City.

Mosconi, Willie - vs. Minnesota Fats : "The Match of the Century Heavyweight championship of Pool Minnesota Fats vs. Willie Mosconi Feb. 14, 1978 - New York City." Mosconi won in straight sets, 5-3, 5-2, and 5-2. The show was aired on Wide World of Sports on Feb. 26th and attracted that show's second largest viewing audience of that year, exceeded only by the Muhammed Ali - Leon Spinks heavyweight title fight.

This original pool table, after 40 Years of Climate Controlled Storage, is still in Excellent Condition, and now on display for sale in our Yonkers N.Y. showroom.

This is Actual tournament on youtube below:

Links for more information regarding "The Great Pool Shoot Out" See this Below:


 Here's the actual trophy that was custom made for this historic event by Loria Awards: 

Trophy engraved: "The Match of the Century Heavyweight championship of Pool Minnesota Fats vs. Willie Mosconi Feb. 14, 1978 - New York City." the trophy stands 36 inches tall, with two tiers consisting of a wooden base separating each gold-tone column with a gold-tone billiard player on top. Mosconi won in straight sets, 5-3, 5-2, and 5-2. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Mosconi's widow Flora. The show was aired on Wide World of Sports on Feb. 26th and attracted that show's second largest viewing audience of that year, exceeded only by the Muhammed Ali - Leon Spinks heavyweight title fight.


Included with Purchase:

  • Original Poster advertising the event & numerous original staff photo's 
  • Letter of authenticity 
  • Brand new re leathered original pocket irons 
  • Laminated original photos of the Event
  • Choice of Cloth Color
  • Upgraded Deluxe Playing Equipment
  • Delivery and Professional Installation up to 150 miles from Yonkers N.Y.
  • Loria will Schedule, Contact and Coordinate with the Customer their Delivery and Installation Date.  

 V. Loria and sons - Westchester, New York Corporation - Loria Awards

 Since 1912

  1876 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, N.Y. 10710



Customer’s Responsibility



  • ·        By accurately measuring your ‘wall-to-wall’ dimensions.  This will allow you to select the appropriate size Pool Table to fit your room size and allow you enough cue space around your pool table to play without interference from walls or other solid obstructions.


PLEASE NOTE:  Optimum play requires a standard 57’’ pool cue length.

Smaller Room Dimensions with unavoidable wall interference, shorter cue lengths are available to accommodate these situations

( see more images for room dimension chart ).




  • ·        This Pool Table is completely un-assembled when delivered and requires a few hours for our technicians to complete the Professional Installation.


  • ·        FREE DELIVERY AND PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION by Loria’s pool table technicians is included within the New York Tri-State area up to 35 miles from Yonkers N.Y. 10710.


  • ·        ADDITIONAL CHARGE APPLIES for Delivery Distances Over 35 Miles from Yonkers N.Y. 10710


  • ·        MAXIMUM TRAVEL DISTANCE for DELIVERY & INSTALLATION by Loria technicians is 150 Miles from Yonkers N.Y. 10710.  For deliver & installation outside this area - Call for Special Arrangements


  • ·        Please Allow 3-5 Weeks for Delivery and Installation


  • Loria will schedule, contact and coordinate delivery & installation date with the customer.



  • ·        Loria will deliver and assemble additional select items at No Extra delivery charge, only when ordered and Delivered with a Loria Pool Table Purchase. 


  • ·        These items include select game room tables, furniture, cue racks and light fixtures listed in drop down menu as "Deliver & Set Up with Loria Pool Table Purchase-Included".



  • ·        Loria does NOT deliver and set up, coin-operated game tables, drop-shipped items or items on our website unless "Deliver & Set Up with Loria Pool Table Purchase-Included" is shown in the drop-down menu.


  • ·        Loria does NOT INSTALL or MOUNT wall cue racks, wall items and light fixtures.


  • ·        MAXIMUM TRAVEL DISTANCE for DELIVERY & INSTALLATION by Loria technicians is 150 Miles from Yonkers N.Y. 10710.  For deliver & installation outside this area - Call for Special Arrangements



  • ·       All Pool Tables and Game Room products supplied by Loria carry a Manufacturers Limited Product Warranty against Defects & Workmanship.


  • ·        Loria Guarantees installation-related workmanship (which includes proper leveling) for a period of One Year from the date of installation on all Pool Tables installed by our expert technicians.


  • ·        All Loria supplied Pool Tables, are provided with high quality 20 oz. cloth consisting of a 75% wool / 25% nylon blend and factory treated with a stain resistant coating for years of carefree play.  Cloth is available in many colors to accent your Pool Table and compliment your game room (see color cloth chart for available colors).Normal cloth wear or rips due to misuse are not covered under the manufacturer’s limited warranty or Loria’s workmanship guarantee.


  • Once your pool table is set up by Loria, you can start enjoying your investment for years of accurate play.




  • ·        Regularly brushing your pool table cloth with a pool table brush helps keep the cloths nap even and clean. Always Brush in a ‘one way’ direction and not in a ‘back and forth’ direction.


  • ·        Do not pour or spray liquid cleansers on the cloth.



  • ·        Treat the exterior finish (or laminate) of your table like furniture by using the proper cleaners or polishes.



  • ·       After a pool table is installed by Loria technicians, it should not be lifted, moved, re-leveled or disassembled by anyone other than Loria Pool Table Technicians.
  • If the pool-table is handled in the aforementioned ways by persons other than Loria technicians, Loria’s 1-Year Installation Guarantee will be Void.  




Call Loria for a quote if your Pool table needs our available services;

  • ·          Dismantling
  • ·          Move and/or Relocation
  • ·          Leveling
  • ·          Cloth re-Covering
  • ·          Cushion Installation

Any questions?  Please call our Billiard Department at 1-800-540-2927


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