SPONSORED BY TRULY HARD SELTZER SAMUEL ADAMS DEX IMAGING
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PINK PWBA BALL
The Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) was formed in 1960 to manage tournaments for the best female tenpin bowlers. The organization was dissolved in 2003, but began anew under the United ...
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FANATIC FURNISHINGS
Passions often pervade one’s home, as can be seen with these fanatic furnishings. Whether it is a lamp, an ashtray or a clock, bowling tchotchkes prove a perfect accent to an enthusiast’s home.
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BLIND BOWLING
The American Blind Bowling Association (ABBA) was founded in the 1940s to both encourage participation in bowling among legally blind individuals and to govern blind bowling. ABBA’s publication, The B ...
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KESSLER PINS
Lin Kessler, a native of Dijon, France, spent more than 50 years collecting early bowling equipment. Some of the earliest, most rudimentary bowling pins are little more than driftwood. Others are more ...
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TARGET BOWLING
Modern American bowling is a form of “pin bowling,” meaning the objective is to knock down a certain number of pins. Other forms are known as “target bowling,” the goal of which is to get the ball as ...
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CHEESE & SKITTLES
For half a century, Lin Kessler traveled across Europe amassing a collection of antique bowling pins and balls. He encountered pieces from a variety of bowling games, the details of which are often my ...
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UNTOUCHED PIN
Not only is this pin intricately crafted, it looks almost brand new. Likely a “king pin” from the game ninepin, it’s possible that this example saw gameplay but was never felled. The king pin is place ...
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THE EVOLVING BOWLING BALL
Bowling balls without finger holes are intended to be held in the palm, meaning they are usually much lighter than a typical tenpin ball. Such balls might be used in some of the more common pin bowlin ...
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ALL SHAPES AND SIZES
Looking at this display of early bowling pins from the Lin Kessler collection, it is tough to imagine how we got to the well-known shape of today’s modern pins. These pins were likely used in many typ ...
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REMOTE ACCESS
The giant collection of early bowling items Lin Kessler donated to the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame is comprised of over 100 balls and pins of different shapes, sizes, colors and orig ...
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