SPONSORED BY TRULY HARD SELTZER TRUE PREMIUM VODKA SAMUEL ADAMS
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A PINSPOTTER PIONEER
American Machine and Foundry (AMF) was founded in 1900 and began manufacturing bowling equipment in the 1930s. After nearly a decade of experimentation, the company introduced the first automatic pin- ...
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A PRACTICAL PINWHEEL
The AMF Pinspotter used a carpet belt, known as the Magic Carpet, to retrieve balls and felled pins after a roll. The ball would be pushed off the belt to the ball return, while the pins would move in ...
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UNDER THE HOOD OF THE PINSPOTTER
The AMF Pinspotter transformed the bowling industry. While the exterior of a lane equipped with the Pinspotter displayed the AMF logo or Magic Triangle Pindicator, the interior held a complicated maze ...
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DICK CLARK FOR AMF
Already a household name, Dick Clark was a sought-after endorser during the 1950s. His shows, like American Bandstand, were huge hits, and AMF, one of the bowling industry’s top companies, hired him a ...
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A MOBILE WORKSHOP
The AMF Mobile Workshop allowed proprietors to become experts in Pinspotter repair. The cart included tools and gauges necessary for addressing issues with the Pinspotter. A diagnostic visit from an A ...
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SPOTTING A PROBLEM
Part of the beauty of the AMF Pinspotter was providing easy access should repairs be needed. Proprietors often recruited maintenance workers to learn the ins and outs of the machinery, but if a pin or ...
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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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PICK YOUR PINS
To the untrained eye, bowling equipment may all seem the same. But just as proprietors choose distinctive alley accessories such as seating and flooring, they also decide what bowling equipment to use ...
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