Ten-Pin Boys’ Work in Bowling Alley Done by Machine (Sep, 1929)

Ten-Pin Boys’ Work in Bowling Alley Done by Machine

A BOWLING alley with essentially no difference from a regulation type is in operation in Germany equipped with a machine that not only does the work of the ten-pin boy but also registers the count of the games and keeps the players’ scores separate. The machine is mounted under the ten-pin platform. It stands the pins up after they have been knocked down, returns the balls and tabulates the count by an illuminated indicator. It is electrically operated, and no further attention need be paid it after the current has been turned on. The pins are attached to the platform by knuckles which allow a ball to topple the pins if it strikes or grazes them.

3 comments
  1. Stannous says: December 15, 20078:53 pm

    It’ll never catch on, my career counselor at DeVries Institute promised!

  2. mrdweeb says: December 15, 20079:45 pm

    Automatic pinsetters are really complicated and have some 4,000 parts.
    http://science.howstuff…
    They weren’t all that reliable during the 1950s and a lot of development time and money went into perfecting them.

  3. jayessell says: December 16, 200712:29 pm

    1929 Germany:
    Adolph’s paintings not selling, and now he loses his job! What will he do now?

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