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PROST! A TOAST TO THE PIN BOY
Take a look at what’s hidden inside this unassuming beer stein. Learn more about this item.
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MENNE’S PIONEERING BALL
Catherine Menne was a bowling pioneer. She was among the founders and served as the first president of the Women’s National Bowling Association (later renamed the Women’s International Bowling Congres ...
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NINETEENTH-CENTURY BOWLING
Though one is much smaller than a modern ball, these wooden balls were designed to be gripped with the fingers.
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ULYSSES S. GRANT BOWLS DOWN THE COMPETITION
A political cartoon related to the United States presidential election of 1868. Ulysses S. Grant bowled down opposing candidates Horatio Seymour and Francis Blair.
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PRESIDENT BENJAMIN HARRISON’S TOUR
During his tour of the Pacific Coast in April and May of 1891, President Benjamin Harrison stopped to take in a bit of local color and roll a few frames. The original version of this sketch appeared i ...
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FORCEFUL BOWLING
Bowling’s popularity in the United States was just taking off in the 1890s. In addition to its recreational value, bowling was seen as a comprehensive form of exercise. Unfortunately, bowling alleys r ...
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KNOCK ON WOOD
Before the Brunswick Mineralite ball was introduced in 1906, bowling balls were made of wood, specifically lignum vitae, a durable hardwood made from trees native to the Caribbean and South America. R ...
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DON’T HIT THE PIN BOY!
In the late 1800s, famed stein manufacturer Villeroy & Boch, also known as Mettlach, began dabbling in “etched” designs. The colorful, decorative steins utilized colored clay to create folksy scenes a ...
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ONE MUST SCREAM HURRAH!
The most distinctive features of Matthias Girmscheid steins are often the handles. The twisted vines evoke the wild wood of some German folklore. Pewter lids were also a common feature of Girmscheid s ...
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PIN BOY STEIN
Sure the porcelain pin boy is cool, but take a peak at what's hiding in the bottom of this unique stein! German firm Schierholz & Sohn saw early success as a porcelain manufacturer before expanding in ...
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