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    Hi all,

    i picked up this nice Hixon and sons cue on ebay. Machine-spliced Rosewood (?) butt and maple shaft.

    I've seen other people's very helpful posts about Leeds-based Hixon on the forum here and assume that this was made just before the 1930s (when 'Ltd' was added to the name.

    It was clearly a one-piece cue originally (you can see the grain continuing), and i guess all cues were one-piece before the 70s? and it's had a quirky clear plastic joint added to make it 2-piece (i assume in the 70s?). It's almost perfectly straight.

    I was wondering whether it was worth having it refinished, or whether i should just leave it as is? Cheers, Jim

    don't seem to be allowed to add pictures?

  • #2
    I am sure it wont hurt and probably the cue deserves a clean and a refurb

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    • #3

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      • #4
        Thanks for that, pic attachef


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          • #6
            IIRC the clear joint was a feature of a particular cue-doctor in the 70s - sure someone will remember

            I am sure the cue will benefit from a bit of TLC - maybe a new ferrule to replace the bone(?) one to make it more usable?

            I have used Andy Travis (Sheffield way) many times for such work and he was always quick turnaround and vaklue for money
            Up the TSF! :snooker:


            • #7
              That's looks like a Bob Akre joint. I believe he still does some cue work


              • #8
                Thanks very much for the advice. The joint looks very well fitted. I think the ferrule is metal (brass?), it just seems to have some sort of white powdery residue on it.


                • #9
                  right, ok

                  obvious very oxidanted then
                  You could try some high grade wire wool to clean the brass off - high grade so not to scratch the surface.
                  Often I will put some masking tape on the shaft to protect that from the wool
                  and see if the brass is still good

                  At least a new tip is in order
                  Up the TSF! :snooker:


                  • #10
                    Good idea! Might get it refurbed sympathetically as well....


                    • #11
                      Originally Posted by Jim Magee View Post
                      Good idea! Might get it refurbed sympathetically as well....
                      Thanks YOU!

                      "sympathetically" - that is the word I was looking for but with family screaming around me I could not think of it !
                      Up the TSF! :snooker:


                      • #12
                        Stick a Titanium ferule on if it needs a new one , stays nice and shiney and won’t wear down as quick .