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"1920s" - 11 Total Result(s)
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
TOURNAMENT IN CHICAGO
The 24th annual American Bowling Congress tournament in Chicago in 1924 saw a record-high 2,131 teams competing.
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...