Pair of early 20th century rubberband duckpins, circa 1900-1940.
Duckpin bowling is a variation of ten-pin bowling. The balls used in duckpin bowling are ?4 3/4 in (12 cm) to 5 in (12.7 cm) in diameter (which is slightly larger than a softball), weigh 3 lb 6 oz (1.5 kg) to 3 lb 12 oz (1.7 kg) each, and lack finger holes. They are thus significantly smaller than those used in ten-pin bowling but are slightly larger and heavier than those used in candlepin bowling. The pins, while arranged in a triangular fashion identical to that used in ten-pin bowling, are shorter, smaller, and lighter than their ten-pin equivalents, which makes it more difficult to achieve a strike. For this reason (and similar to candlepin bowling), the bowler is allowed three rolls per frame (as opposed to the two rolls per frame in ten-pin bowling).
Date of Manufacture
Early 20th Century
Materials and Techniques
Wear consistent with age and use
9 in.Hx5 in.Wx5 in.D
23 cmHx13 cmWx13 cmD
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