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March 13, 1962
R. 1.. HOLLINGSWORTH
3,025,060
BOWLING APPARATUS
F'iied March 9, 1959
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3,025,060
Patented Mar. 13, 1962
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home, small clubs and motel installations, where both
bowling and pin setting is a part of the recreational game.
FIGURE 2 illustrates a structurally resilient bowling
BOWLING APPARATUS
R. Lee Hollingsworth, 110 Fox Blvd., Massapequa, N.Y.
Filed Mar. 9, 1959, Ser. No. 797,999
2 Claims. (Cl. 273-37)
ball made of rubber, or a combination of rubber and
plastic resilient materials. This ball 16 preferably has a
smooth tough surface to withstand the wear and tear of
being cast upon a hard bowling alley surface. This bow‘
ing ball is usable on all types of bowling alleys to reduce
noise, and to give a bowler the ability to induce desirable
spinning action to the ball, due to the increased surface
provided by the resilient ball, as the ball .moves down the
The present invention relates to the game and sport of
bowling, and has for its purpose, the improving an in
novation of the said game and sport.
The invention comprises a bowling alley formed of
metal, for bowling upon wherever the alley be located,
be it for indoor or outdoor use.
bowling alley towards the ten pins. In making these
resilient bowling balls, the ?nger grip holes 17 are pref
erably made in the balls by extrusions within the spherical
The invention comprises a bowling ball made of solid
resilient material, capable of much wear and tear on the
surface thereof, with ?nger grip holes therein.
The invention also comprises structurally solid resilient
15 mold, as the resilient material is injected into the mold.
ten pins made of resilient material, or metal ten pins
covered with a resilient material such as rubber or plastic.
The invention further comprises in combination, a
bowling alley formed of metal, structurally solid resilient
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bowling balls, and structurally solid resilient ten pins, or
metal ten pins covered with a resilient material.
In outdoor bowling installations of the type described,
the supporting means must be constructed in accordance
with good construction standards of practice to prevent
the supporting foundation means from changing level dur
ing the winter frost season, if the weather in any particu
lar location requires these precautions.
Another purpose of the invention is to provide a sys
A cutaway section 16a illustrates, as example, that the
ball is constructed of structurally solid rubber, or of other
resilient materials.
FIGURE 3 is illustrative of a structurally solid resilient
ten pin 18, which is preferably made by molding in the
general manner that the structurally solid bowling ball
of FIGURE 2 is manufactured. A cutaway section 20
indicates by example, that the solid structure is rubber.
FIGURE 4 illustrates a bowling ten pin 19 constructed
of metal 21 as a basic support and carrier for a rubber
coating 20 that renders the ten pin substantially noiseless
when struck by a bowling ball and by other ten pins.
There are many ways that the metal portion of the ten
pin may be made.
tem of bowling to reduce costs within bowling buildings 30 I claim:
by reducing the noise factor as the game of bowling is
1. In combination, apparatus for use in the game of
played, thereby reducing the usual cost of extensive acous
bowling
comprising a bowling alley formed of metal, said
tical treatment to portions of the building.
metal shaped to form a, surface and length of a bowling
Furthermore, since the speed of the bowling ball is
alley having downwardly extended ball return grooves to
slightly reduced due to the balls being resilient, the cost 35 support said surface and length, said surface roughtened
of construction may be further reduced by reducing the
to provide a degree of control of a bowling ball when
playing length of the bowling alleys; reducing the area
cast upon said surface, a solid resilient bowling ball with
required for a large number of alleys, and reduction in
?nger grip holes therein, and smooth surfaced resilient
the size of a building to accommodate bowling alleys.
bowling ten pins, said combination to be utilized to mini
The description of the present invention follows, with 40 mize noise as said bowling game is played.
reference to the drawings wherein,
2. In combination, apparatus for use in the game of
FIGURE 1 is representative of three bowling alleys.
bowling comprising a bowling alley formed of metal, said
FIGURE 2 shows a structurally solid resilient bowling
metal shaped to form a surface and length of a bowling
ball.
alley having downwardly extended ball return grooves to
FIGURE 3 shows a structurally solid bowling ten pin. 45 support said surface and length, said surface roughened
FIGURE 4 shows a metal ten pin covered with rubber.
to provide a degree of control of a bowling ball when
The detailed description of my invention is as follows,
cast upon said surface, a solid resilient bowling ball with
and reference is ?rst made to FIGURE 1 wherein nu
?nger grip holes therein, and metal bowling tenpins cov—
merals 10, 11 and 12 indicate three bowling alleys placed
ered
with a resilient material, said combination to be
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substantially together in conventional manner. These al
utilized to minimize noise as said bowling game is played.
leys are constructed of metal which is suf?ciently strong,
that they can be used for bowling when placed on a level
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
area, or levelled supporting means. These alleys may be
UNITED STATES PATENTS
smooth and highly polished for the fastest possible bowl
ing, or contain ?ne grooves, or criss crossed grooves 15 55
to prevent the bowling balls from sliding or skidding too
freely. Ball grooves are indicated at 13, and shown in
depth at 14. Ten pin positions are shown representatively
at 10a.
When the alleys are constructed inside a building, they 60
may rest on a concrete ?oor, as example, which may com
prise the building foundation. When constructed for out
door use the supporting means for the alleys may rest on
su?‘icient earth bearing area to support the alleys in a level
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and stable manner.
It is to be appreciated that these bowling alleys may
be constructed for bowling in both directions, or from
both ends. This feature is particularly applicable for
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Taggart ______________ .._ July 26,
Wiggins _______________ __ Jan. 7,
Schutz ______________ __ .Mar. 12,
Ayers _______________ __ Aug. 11,
Jacobs _______________ __ Nov. 2,
Purnell _______________ __ July 3,
Meyer _______________ __ Mar, 31,
Guimond ____________ __-. Nov. 21,
Snyder ______________ .._ Nov. 21,
Stewart _______________ -_ Sept. 4,
Coroniti _____________ __ Aug. 10,
Skrainka ______________ __ Oct. 9,
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FOREIGN PATENTS
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