Chesterfield sofas are positioned next to eight restored lanes; pinsetters
have been refashioned into chandeliers; and vintage ball-returns now serve as liquor shelves at the horseshoe-shaped bar, where old-fashioneds and Moscow mules flow through the taps.
set up the pins each time we knock them over, making strikes and spares.
As new bowling centers opened, Brunswick's sales of lanes, pinsetters
, and ancillary equipment increased rapidly.
The invention of the automatic bowling pin setter put tens of thousands of pinsetters
out of work after World War II.
The candlepin pinsetters
, which were original equipment from the 1950s, were taken apart and rebuilt, the interior of the facility was gutted and refinished in bright modern colors, a state-of-the-art automatic scoring system with automatic bumpers for the kids is nearly finished, the arcade was redesigned and the outside of the building received a facelift with a new entry, new signs and a bright paint job.
The physical facility category deals with the context of league participation primarily in responses concerned with the equipment and in this case, the lanes, pinsetters
, lane conditions, and approaches.
He even paid $400 out of his own pocket to lease automatic pinsetters
, and during Watergate went down to the basement to roll off some tension.
It allowed Dacos to offer a complete bowling center package that included pinsetters
and bowling lanes supplied by A-1.
Before automated pinsetters
usurped their jobs, they sat on a perch at the end of the alley and then swooped down to replace any pins that had been knocked over.
The equipment cost more than $1 million, including installing the lanes, pinsetters
, furnishings, gutter sets, scoring system, ball returns and lifts, in addition to purchasing balls and shoes.
L/LT has not redeemed that specific promise -- it has published fine accounts of militancy by pinsetters
in bowling alleys and of women workers and softball -- but it has treated workers' culture as fully as any journal.
After several ownership changes over the years, the Therrien family took over the enterprise in 1954, and in the following year installed automatic pinsetters
for all 10 alleys.