The Evolution of Bowling Pinsetters

Originally, a pinsetter was the person who set the bowling pins in the correct position, reset the pins after a person had struck them with the bowling ball, and returned the bowling ball to the player. Whereas teens often make an income working at fast food restaurants today, the position of pin spotter was often held by teenage boys (pin boys) who were willing to do the work for low pay, typically in the evenings.

Today, most bowling alleys are equipped with new bowling equipment that includes an electronic scoring system and automatic pinsetters that have taken the labor out of bowling and turned it into a simple, automated process. There are also different types of equipment used for different styles of bowling alleys. Although most bowling alleys offer tin pin bowling, there are also those that offer some duckpin lanes which require different types of equipment to remove fallen pins.

Good News for Bowling Alley Owners

Since the mechanical pinsetter was first introduced in 1936, these machines have grown to include a wide variety of designs and sophistication. There are good choices for all types of bowling alleys, many of which are made with a manual reset button as a backup for a failed automated system. The growing popularity of having bowling lanes installed in a residence or private club has also led to bowling equipment being made to accommodate only two or four lanes. The different choices make it convenient and affordable to buy the modern equipment needed to accommodate the facility where the bowling alley is located.

To learn more about the used and new bowling equipment available for your needs today, call Murrey Bowling at 310-532-6091.

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