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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 PIN PARADE
Soldiers were a popular subject for decorative bowling pins. Standing steadfast and in formation, the phalanx of carefully painted pins could serve as both décor and entertainment.
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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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ANYONE FOR TIDDLEDY WINKS?
In an early version of a mash-up, Parker Brothers combined the British parlor game of tiddledy winks with bowling. The 1910s game directed players to use pieces called “winks” to knock over bowling pi ...
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BOWLING DURING YOUR BREAK
If you needed a break at work, German design company Koziol had the answer: tabletop Kegeln bowling. The ninepin game resembles skittles and other bowling games popular in Germany and the rest of Euro ...
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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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IS IT PINBALL OR PINBOWL?
As part of the Gold Chest of Games from Lindstrom Tool & Toy Company, players could try their luck with this bowling-themed pinball table. The collection also includes checkers, backgammon, a horserac ...
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IT’S A SNAP
Players would need strategy and speed to be successful in the Snap Action Bowling game, featuring a movable bowler with a spring-operated arm. Shelcore toy from the late 1980s also came with a pin rac ...
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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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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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