1959 United Handicap bowling alley bowler machine

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 18, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House
Up for auction is a 1959 United Handicap large ball (4.5âe) bowling machine. It is one of three versions that United created in 1959 that had both individual and team scoring. This is a unique and rare feature that United offered on these three games. The only other team bowler, which I know of offered by United, was their 1957 Team small ball (3âe) bowling machine.
The way the team scores are tallied is that t are separate score reels for each team. Players 1, 3, and 5 have their reels on the left side of the backglass and Players 2, 4, and 6 have their reels on the right side of the backglass. As each player scores, their total is added to their own individual set of score reels and to their corresponding team score reels. You can play either an all individual game or play a game with teams. The teams would be players 1 and 3 Vs. players 2 and 4, or players 1, 3, and 5 Vs. players 2, 4, and 6. This is truly a rare feature that was only offered in these few games.
This bowler also has three handicap settings, Easy, Medium, and Hard. These settings are controlled by a button on top of the coin entry section of the game. The button advances a stepper unit which changes the wiring of the lane roll over switches making it easier or harder to get a strike. You can push the button and change the skill levels before each individual bowls during any frame. This feature is
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