Guide to the AMF Automatic Pinspotter Records
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0823
Creators:
American Machine & Foundry Company. (Buffalo, New York)
Martin, Frank J.
Woodruff, Raymond R.
Dates:
1947-1996
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A service manual in two volumes, on the maintenance and repair of automatic pinspotters for bowling alleys; two photographs; photocopies of the company newsletter The AMF Pinspotter, and newspaper clippings and 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.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged topically.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Alison Oswald, 2011.
Author
Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated Frank J. Martin in 2002 and Raymond R. Woodruff in 2005.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
AMF Automatic Pinspotter Records, 1947-1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may aply when requesting reproductions.

Accruals
Accruals
Additional materials were donated in 2005 by Raymond R. Woodruff and in 2010 by Frank J. Martin.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Books -- 1950-1960 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bowling Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bowling alleys Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsletters Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuals Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bowling alleys -- Equipment and supplies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives