BRUNSWICK AND “THE ITALIAN WONDER”
The Brunswick brand has been a top name in the bowling industry for over a century. They entered the business in 1890, manufacturing bowling balls and pins. It wasn’t long before they became one of the pioneers of bowling technology. Brunswick also released a variety of bowling accessories and aligned themselves with some of the nation’s top bowlers. Hank Marino, an Italian-born bowling phenome who topped the charts for decades, began working with the company in the 1930s. He traveled the country for bowling exhibitions and to promote Brunswick products, including the rubber Mineralite ball which promised a smoother roll.
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