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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.
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TOY PINS
If wear and tear are telltale signs of how much children love and play with their favorite toys, these bowling pins were much-loved. Aside from the pedestrian dings and dents, the crack in the rightmo ...
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PINS FOR YOUR HOUSE
Toy pins were, of course, not approved by the ABC for official use. But that didn’t mean bowlers and their families couldn’t set them up in the house or on the lawn for some practice and some fun. ...
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ROLLING WITH A KING-PIN
Up for a game but don’t feel like going out? This mechanical bowler will roll the ball for you, courtesy of Baldwin Mfg. Co. of Brooklyn. The mid-twentieth-century King-Pin tabletop game features part ...
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VARIATIONS OF A THEME
Outside of traditional alleys, bowlers had many options for at-home games. “Bagatelles” — tabletop games where players rolled balls around a board – became popular in Europe in the early 1800s and soo ...
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THE SUPER-BOWL OF BOWLING
Arcades weren’t just for video games in the 1980s — kids could go bowling, too. Super-Bowl allowed players to enjoy realistic bowling away from the lanes, featuring a ball return, computerized scoring ...
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PIN PALS
Bowling fans used pins for all sorts of creative projects, including for dolls, complete with clothing, hair and arms. Though the precise history of these pins is unknown, it is possible they are affi ...
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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 ...
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READY TO ROLL
Roll ’em! Thanks to the Brinkman Engineering Co. of Dayton, Ohio, you didn’t have to leave the house in order to enjoy a good round of bowling. The Bowling Alley #500 features a mechanized bowler that ...
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A TINY TENPIN TOY
Americans turned to toys and games for home use during the Great Depression, when spending money was scarce. A tabletop mechanical bowling alley could be the perfect solution for a cash-strapped famil ...
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