PINSETTERS IN THE POSTWAR ERA
Automatic pinsetters were installed at Omaha’s Civic Auditorium before the 19th Annual BPAA All-Star Tournament. At first, pinsetting was done by hand by youngsters known as “pin boys.” In 1946, AMF introduced the Automatic Pinspotter (Model 82-30) during the American Bowling Congress Tournament. The innovation proved popular in the postwar period as alleys across the country acquired pinsetter technology in the late 1940s and 1950s.
From the IBMHOF collection