Cue Ball


The Albany Billiard Ball Company was established in Albany, N.Y., in 1868, to capitalize on John Wesley Hyatt’s discovery of celluloid. It was renamed the Albany-Hyatt Billiard Ball Company in 1977, and later Albany International. This latter firm donated this phenolic plastic cue ball to the Museum.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Albany International

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1997.0071.01Catalog Number: 1997.0071.01Accession Number: 1997.0071

Object Name: Billiard BallCue Ball

Physical Description: phenolic plastic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 57 mm; 2 1/4 inoverall: 2 in; 5.08 cm


Record Id: nmah_333833

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