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HISTORY OF TENPIN TOYS
In the twentieth century, kids of all ages could enjoy the fun of bowling at home with these games. Learn more about this item.
DRESS FOR BOWLING
Esther Ryan and the Kornitz Pure Oils dominated the women’s bowling circuit in the 1930s. The Milwaukee-based team was a well-oiled machine, so it only made sense they dressed to their success. The Ko ...
KEEPING UP WITH KRUMSKE
Paul Krumske was one of his era’s greatest bowlers. The Chicago-native was named Chicago’s “Bowler of the Half-Century” in 1951 and was inducted into the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in 1968 ...
Bowling’s beer leagues were enormously popular during the early-to mid-twentieth century. These leagues often drew in local sponsors, as was the case with the Monarch Beer team in Chicago. This partic ...
At a time when tenpin bowling was about to enter its golden age, duckpin bowling was also finding new audiences. A variant on contemporary bowling that uses shorter, squatter pins and softball-sized b ...
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 ...
Gerald Finkelstein was not content with existing bowling equipment. Through his company, the Chicago-based National Billiard Supply, he manufactured a new laminated wooden ball known as the Geralite b ...
Rubber balls supplanted wooden ones, but that didn’t mean all bowlers traded in their tried and trues. A wood laminate ball may look sturdy and would likely last for years of rolling. But rubber and p ...
THE FINE ART OF BOWLING
St. Louis, Missouri, folk artist Victor Joseph Kunz painted what he knew, from local landscapes to bowling alleys. This painting of three bowlers presents a familiar sight in St. Louis given the immen ...
DUCKPINS IN THE PHILIPPINES
In the early twentieth century, variations of bowling were played across the globe and bowlers found common ground in the sport. Mrs. Toneita Gibbon was a member of the winning teams who took home the ...