25,000 Bowlers Participate In National Contest (Jun, 1938)
Apparently bowling used to be a lot more popular.
25,000 Bowlers Participate In National Contest
CLOSE to 25,000 bowlers, members of 5,000 five-man teams, recently gathered in Chicago, 111., to attend the mammoth competition sponsored by the American Bowling Congress. The competition lasted for one and a half months and the prizes totaled $290,000. Because of the large number of contestants, the competition was declared to be the nation’s most extravagant sports event. More than forty alleys were constructed at the contest site to accommodate the bowlers.
Machine Speeds Pin Setting (Sep, 1949)
How Bowling Pinsetters Work – Howstuffworks.com
Machine Speeds Pin Setting
Pin setting is speeded by a new electric machine that completes the operation without supervision. As soon as the pin boy pulls a lever, he can moce to an adjoining alley without waiting to lower the machine and set the pins. Loading is made easier and faster by specially designed pin-spotting collars. A safty release which disengages automatically when there is interference with the downward movement of the pin-setter deck protects the operator and prevents damage to off-spot pins.