Remember when games were not hand held and the sounds were not digitally produced?
Today’s kids have literally thousands of games at their fingertips. But, no matter what game they chose, the format is always the same. Digitally produced images, phony sounds and no human interaction.
But, there was a time when playing a game really meant PLAYING. You used real balls, saw live action and enjoyed real sounds as you played the game. Antique Ball Bowlers were one of the most popular games of the era from the 1950’s through the 1980’s.
Bring a piece of nostalgia and history into your home to share with your family and friends. We have a large inventory of Ball Bowlers ready for your restoration or we can do the restoration for you.
We also have a large selection of exclusive Ball Bowler parts. Be sure to check out our catalog for our current inventory and prices.
Brief History Of Ball Bowlers
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Remember the 50’s? Malt shops, a new food craze called Pizza and everyone went bowling.
Bowling was the great American pass time. It was during this bowling rage that United invented coin operated Ball Bowling machines. These machines were solidly made with formica lanes and were anywhere from thirteen to thirty-two feet long.
Other companies like Chicago Coin and Bally quickly followed suite and soon almost every corner bar and arcade had their own Ball Bowling machine.
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Here is a list of our current bowlers in stock. We work on bowlers to order. Once a title or a style of bowler is picked out, then we will help match you to a game. If a bowler has a price next to it, then it is finished and ready to go. All bowlers listed are For Sale on a first come, first serve basis. Our inventory is always changing. Feel free to call or email us at any time if you are looking for a certain game.
DELIVERY–We Offer Delivery and Set-Up NATIONWIDE!!!
Games listed below are BEFORE we work on them, unless noted. PRICE is determined by the condition you want the game in, the rarity, and the length. Want to know what it will look like Restored, head over to our Completed Restorations page and click on the game.
UPDATED DAILY,LAST UPDATE 03/31/2023
13′ BALL BOWLERS
1-1958 Chicago Coin Twin 13′ 1 of 7 All Original
1-1962 Chicago Coin Royal Crown 13′
1-1964 United Tornado 13’FINISHED!!!!
1-1963 United Sabre 13’FINISHED!!!!!
16′ BALL BOWLERS
1-1958 United Playtime 16′
1-1962 United Alamo 16’Finished!!!
1-1962 Chicago Coin Gold Crown 16′-20′
1-1967 Chicago Coin Fleetwood 16′
1-1970 Chicago Coin Mardi Gras 16’Finished!!!
20′,24′, 30′ BALL BOWLERS
1-1961 United Classic Deluxe Bowling Alley 30′ RARE
1-1964 Chicago Coin Majestic 24′
1941 Scientific Batting Practice
1957 Williams Ten Strike
1975 Gottlieb Top Score Pinball Machine