Vintage 1950s Equipment Restored for Retro Home Bowling Alley
Modern Family Room, Minneapolis
Retro home bowling alley installed in a family recreation building in central Minnesota. Most of the bowling components were salvaged from an old commercial bowling center, and were restored to like-new, or in some technical aspects, better-than-new, condition. The over-lane ball return riser, rack, and capping were originally manufactured in the 1950s. The automatic pinsetter machines are Brunswick A-2 models, which were totally dismantled, cleaned, painted, and rebuilt piece-by-piece with the addition of many new parts. The masking units are Brunswick Gold Crown single-lane models, which were refinished with Granny Smith Apple Green vinyl, and outfitted with a modern LED "pindicator" system. The bowling alley features built-in shoe and ball storage, and a restored manual scorer's table with custom scoresheets.
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added this to September 18, 2013
The interior designer chose the color palette, and Fusion matched the Granny Smith green when restoring the vintage...
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added this to November 21, 2013
not possible on our budget/space but beautiful aesthetic