When the Brunswick Automatic Scorer debuted in 1967, it was touted as the first major innovation in bowling since the release of the automatic pinsetter some twenty years earlier. The machine used a computer system to keep a ball-by-ball, frame-by-frame score, which was then projected on a screen above the lane. At the end of game, the Automatic Scorer printed the score sheet either as a memento of a good game or a reminder of what practice was needed. The American Bowling Congress gave the machine their stamp of approval after a 2,000-game test.
Photographer unknown, from the IBMHOF collection