H. Various non-European cues:


4 old Adam with a wood joint are shown below:

2 'Professional'

Adam Professional
Adam Professional

and 2 'New Professional' of 1980 and 1981.

Adam New Professional 1980
Adam New Professional 1981

Finally, here is a signed Meucci (well-known pool cue manufacturer) cue dating from after 1990, with a metal inverse joint (see Section L 1 b) and a 'grip'.

American and Asian.

The following cues are only used occasionally to play French billiards.The picture on the left below shows some typical models. Butts are often in ramin and provided with brass joints. Some of them are decorated with inlays (1, 2), carved (1, 3, 4), covered with a textile thread 'grip' (2) and of variable weights (2, 3, 4).

. Serissa foetida 'Variegata'

Cues 1 and 2 and the next one adorned with gilt carvings

are probably Brunswicks ones (USA) from the early 1970's. Below, one copy of them, signed with logo and decal and covered with an embedded plastic wrap.

Brunswick américaine


- A 5-piece carved cue from Taiwan, made of ramin and at least 20 years old.


When assembled, it is 1.42 m long and weighs 550 g.

- A hollow walking stick that contains a shaft and can be turned into a suitable billiard cue. Coloured maps of Japan and Korea are engraved on the walking stick (the butt). This "Cue/Cane" was made as a souvenir for American soldiers stationed in those countries in the 1950s.

Walking stick

- Another cane, about 40 years old, with a billiard shaft enclosed in it. Its knob and tip both unscrew and a dragon is engraved on it. It is noteworthy that a billiard chalk can be stored in the knob.