My Collection – Photos and Commentary

Bowling

As a youth, I used to go bowling often.  There were special pencils for keeping score.  Despite pangs of guilt, I made off with them if I needed them for my collection.  

The leads of these bowling pencils are of two general types: Thick graphite for paper, and opaque yellow or white for overhead projector transparencies.  The latter are fairly easy to wipe off. 

 

Note that Blaisdell, Moon, and General all made ones having the product number 300, the score of a perfect game.  And General has five different brands!  A couple of their numbers are frustratingly close to 300.

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One response

  1. WCH

    Just went to an estate sale where there were hundreds of these pencils in a box in the basement. Decedent formerly owned a bowling alley, and half of them were unsharpened. They didn’t have the name of the bowling alley on them, and they were all yellow. If I were guessing I’d say they were General’s. Is there a market for that many all sold at one time?

    October 12, 2011 at 6:48 am

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