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HAND SPLIT HANDLE COMPANY
Everyone knew the major names in bowling pin manufacturing, but smaller companies also got in on the tenpin bowling boom. Hand Split Handle Company was a lumber company in Lyndonville, Vermont. What b ...
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DON’T DROP IT
Don’t drop this ball on your foot! The 38-pound ball is made of pure granite. It was produced as a commemorative novelty rather than for function. The engraving honors A.M. Schuessler, a world champio ...
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A EUROPEAN TOUR
Joe Thum was known as the father of international bowling and was a leader of the sport in the United States. In 1929, Thum took 25 of the best American bowlers with him to Stockholm, Sweden, for the ...
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A LITTLE FANFARE IN FRANKFURT
Much like in the United States, Germany had both national and local bowling organizations. A Frankfurt group had these pins made to commemorate their 25th anniversary. The image in the middle is the F ...
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TOURNAMENT IN CHICAGO
The 24th annual American Bowling Congress tournament in Chicago in 1924 saw a record-high 2,131 teams competing.
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ABC’S SILVER JUBILEE
Happy 25th! The 1925 American Bowling Congress tournament was the group’s silver anniversary, and host city Buffalo put on a show. Upwards of 200 teams competed in the tournament. ABC secretary A. L. ...
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AFFORDABLE RATES IN PEORIA
The 1920 American Bowling Congress tournament in Peoria, Illinois, offered affordable rates to entrants. Each bowler paid a fee of $1 for each event, plus 25 cents for ABC membership and 50 cents for ...
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BOWLERS IN CHICAGO
The 24th annual American Bowling Congress tournament in Chicago in 1924 saw a record-high 2,131 teams competing, with bowlers from all over the Midwest and beyond taking advantage of Chicago’s lively ...
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RECORDS IN FROG TOWN
The 1922 American Bowling Congress tournament in Toledo, Ohio, shattered records set in 1921 by the annual tournament in Buffalo, furthering a long-running rivalry between Steel Belt cities. Toledo wa ...
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PASSING THE TIME WITH RIP VAN WINKLE
Washington Irving’s fictional character “Rip Van Winkle” misses the entire American Revolution when he helps a mysterious stranger carry a keg of liquor up a mountain and stumbles on a thunderous game ...
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