St. Louis Ball Bowlers Has A New Blog

Well, we did it! We’ve decided that all of you would enjoy interacting on this website more than just looking at our fantastic photos!

So, we’ve created this new Blog area where you can see our new photos almost as soon as they are happening and make comments, ask us questions or just browse to see what others are saying.

Be sure to keep coming back as we will be posting photos frequently. And, remember, this is a place where you can tell us what you want. What machines are you looking for? What parts do you need? Ask me any question and if I don’t have the answer I will find it for you.



  1. Collector Dude February 27, 2011 at 8:59 am

    This blog is a great idea. Can I ask questions here about restoring my own machine?

    • Chris February 27, 2011 at 5:20 pm

      Yes, you can. In fact we will try to help you with everything that we can, from parts to full restoration.

  2. Cullen February 28, 2011 at 12:40 am

    So glad to see a blog for bowler enthusiasts to connect.
    Look forward to lots of good information.
    Thanks for putting it together.

  3. Michael February 27, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    I just want to take a moment to welcome anyone who visits St Louis Ball Bowlers Blog page. Chris and I are very proud of the work we do and would love to share it with all of you. If there are any technical questions I will try to assist Chris in answering them in a timely manner. Welcome again, and make sure to sign up for our new newsletter.

  4. Chris March 2, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Just wanted to thank eveyone that has signed up for the newsletter. Also we now have the White Chicago Coin Lanes available. So if you need new lanes, we now have them all available.

  5. Chris March 6, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Just got back from another great trip of buying bowlers, and boy do we have some of the best bowlers out there coming up for the month of April.

    • Cullen March 15, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      Chris, looking forward to seeing what you guys picked up. I’m on the lookout for an extension for my United Dixie Bowler if you guys know of or have something that will work. It’s currently a 16 footer but I’m itching to play a 20+ ‘ bowler!

      • Chris March 16, 2011 at 12:57 am

        I will do my best and see what we have and put the word out for you.

  6. Chris March 16, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Just got back from another great cross country trip to save 2 great bowlers. The first bowler is a 1964 Chicago Coin Cadillac Ball Bowler. This is a great Bowler that offers 6 games and is very similar to the Chicago Majestic, Spare Lite, and Official. The other Ball Bowler is a 1959 Chicago Coin King Ball Bowler. This is a great example of our history and the early times of the bowlers history.

  7. Chris March 16, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Just wanted to let everyone know that we will be at the Chicago Land Antiques Show and hope to see everyone there on April 8,9,10, 2011. There will be 4 bowlers available to play on.

  8. Chris March 19, 2011 at 3:35 am

    Just saved another classic bowler. This one is a 1959 United League Bowler.

  9. Chris March 23, 2011 at 2:57 am

    I hope everyone has signed up for the newsletter. aprils newsletter is going to be packed full of information and a few great surprises.

  10. Chris March 25, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Just wanted to say thank you to all the people that have called and talked with us and look forward to meeting some of you at the Chicago Show and the rest in the near future.

  11. Chris April 3, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Just completed one of our longest restorations, and she looks great. We will be showing her off at the Chicago show this week. She is a 1964 Chicago Coin Majestic Ball Bowler at 24′. Come take a look at this beauty.

  12. Cullen April 15, 2011 at 6:47 pm


    Congrats on a successful show. Although I’m a little disappointed that I wasn’t able to personally play on the 24′ Majestic before it sold, I’m sure it will make someone very happy!

    • Chris April 16, 2011 at 1:22 am

      We had a great show. Some of the booth pictures are shown above. We were able to find 2 bowlers 2 new great homes to great people. Our Chicago Coin Majestic 24′ and our Chicago Coin Queen 16′ . We also met a lot of great people and learned a lot from the people.

  13. Chris May 13, 2011 at 12:12 am

    We have had a lot of request for new bowling balls of all sizes. We are know working on reproducing new balls for everyone and hopefully have them ready by the end of the summer. Come back often to be the first to get them.

  14. kurt kulp November 25, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I cant get a email to you I have a bowler you might be interest in. call me Kurt 314 610-5855

  15. Angie January 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I hope had fun at ChicagoLand and is looking forward to the Mecum Auto Show in Kissimmee, FL in a few weeks!

    • Angie January 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      *hope everyone had fun

  16. Angie February 14, 2012 at 9:35 am

    We had a great show in Kissimmee, Florida, and we hope to see everyone at the Indianapolis show in May!

  17. Todd Williams February 26, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I would like to know some of your prices on your bowlers. Any way you can email a list to me. Interested in purchasing one for our Eagles lodge.

  18. Angie February 27, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    I am really looking forward to seeing what St. Louis Ball Bowler Co. brings to the Mecum Auto Show in Indianopolis in May!

  19. Chris September 4, 2012 at 7:24 am

    We have an extensive used parts inventory as well as new reproduced parts coming in weekly. If you are looking for a certain bowler, just let us know and I can help you find the perfect bowler for you as well.

  20. Jonah Timberlake February 3, 2013 at 1:56 am

    It’s fantastic that I found a website like this. This is everything what I was looking in the Internet! That website made available informations, what are very interesting for me. I will recommend this webpage to my friends!

  21. Jeff Labermeier September 10, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    I have had a 1960 Duchess for years. The ball return rubber dry rotted and the ball would fly off and mar my drywall. I patched it with calk, to little avail. I wound up removing the rubber all together and played that way for a few years. I was overjoyed to find that someone was finally reproducing this. It went on easily and perfectly! Thanks again!!

  22. dustin March 10, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    what is a better ball bowler united futura or chicago coin bowling league?

    • Chris March 10, 2015 at 2:34 pm

      That all depends. They both offer different things. I would go with the Futura if I was picking one up for my personal use.

  23. dustin March 10, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    thank you i did not know if one was less maintenance than the other or if one was better than the other i know the chicago coin uses small balls

    • Chris March 10, 2015 at 2:41 pm

      Both Chicago Coin and United Both use small Balls, 3″, for there first few bowlers. Most all bowlers use a 4 5″ ball.

  24. Al Falcioni December 29, 2015 at 1:26 am

    David: Did you get your Bally ABC machine fixed. I have one that has some issues and could really use some help. Please let me know how you received help!

  25. Dinah Bailey February 7, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    I have a 1957 ABC Bally bowling alley and would like to know what the best thing to use to get all the electrical connections working again. Any help would be appreciated.
    [email protected]

    • Chris February 7, 2016 at 6:59 pm

      You can use a cheap nail file for the switches and rubbing alcohol to wipe down the step up units.

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