SPONSORED BY TRULY HARD SELTZER SAMUEL ADAMS DEX IMAGING
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A BODACIOUS BUTTON
In line with the times, this button touches upon the popular opinion of bowling in America during the 1960s and ’70s! And let’s be honest, this bold symbol would have been right at home among lava lam ...
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A CONTEST IN CARACAS
The Federation Internationale de Quilleurs (FIQ) held their third Inter-American tournament in Caracas, Venezuela. Both the American Bowling Congress and the Women’s International Bowling Congress sen ...
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A JUMBO-SIZED CENTER IN JAPAN
The opening of Korakuen Stadium Lanes in Tokyo, Japan, was not simply a ribbon-cutting; it was a massive ceremony with appearances from Japanese and American stars. Japanese actress Akemi Kita bowled ...
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A LITTLE SKITTLE BOWLING
Endorsed by famed bowler Dick Weber, this 1960s-era Skittle Bowl offered a unique alternative to tabletop bowling games. Players knock over pins with a ball strung to a pole, keeping score like regula ...
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A MILLION DOLLAR DEAL
Don Carter’s name carried a lot of weight in the bowling world. He had been a champion bowler since the 1950s and was a member of the record-breaking 1958 Budweisers team. It is not difficult to see w ...
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A MODEL BOOTH
Bowling alley interiors and machinery have evolved quite a bit over the last century, but many of the principles have stayed the same. At Pittsburgh’s Airport Lanes in Pennsylvania, spectators sat in ...
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A PRIZED PINSPOTTER
American Machine and Foundry was best known for the incredibly popular AMF Pinspotter. By 1960, the company had also introduced their “Magic Triangle” Pindicator, which lit up to help the bowler visua ...
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A STRIKE FOR FRIENDSHIP
Cloverleaf Lanes in Miami, Florida, hosted the first annual International Bowling Tournament of the Americas. The United States was represented by champs of the ABC and WIBC. Bowlers traveled to South ...
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A TALE ABOUT THE MONORAIL
American Machine and Foundry (AMF) made a name for themselves in the production of automated bowling equipment. The company, however, had far more products than just the Pinspotter. At the 1965 World’ ...
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ADDING AUTOMATION
When the Brunswick Automatic Scorer debuted in 1967, it was touted as the first major innovation in bowling since the release of the automatic pinsetter some twenty years earlier. The machine used a c ...
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