Friday, April 26, 2013
Trying to keep 12 Fifty two year old pinsetters running...Priceless
For those of you who have never seen the back of a bowling alley, these monstrosities, aka,
(12) 1960 AMF 82-30 model 6225 Pinsetters, are what keeps the the pins on the lanes and returns the bowling ball back to its owner. They are a complicated piece of machinery on their own, but imagine how hard it is to keep them running when you slam a 16 pound projectile into them at 20 mph night after night year after year. My 12 pinsetters have over 8 million games on them. That is 80 million frames. With an average of two strikes per game, that makes it around 144 million bowling balls that have been tossed down the lanes at the Robinson Bowling Center.
Not bad for 1950 American craftmanship.