American Machine & Foundry Company (Buffalo, New York)
Woodruff, Raymond R
Martin, Frank J
0.5 cu. ft. : 1 box
At the time of the publication of this manual, AMF was just starting large-scale production of automatic pinspotters, which eliminated the need for manual resetting of pins and increased the popularity of ten-pin bowling.
A service manual in two volumes, on the maintenance and repair of automatic pinspotters for bowling alleys; two photographs; eleven copies of the company newsletter "The Pinspotter", and other newsletters; articles on the introduction of the automatic pinspotter to bowling alleys; and other items including a letter and resume relating to the retirement of Raymond Woodruff, who developed the pinspotter for AMF. 2010 addendum: Notes and epehmeral items relating to automatic pinspotters.
AMF Automatic Pinspotter Records, 1947-1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History