Retro Images of the Week: Bowling Ball and Pin Lamp

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Here at we are surrounded by all things retro. Not only the things we sell but original items and collections that decorate our offices. We thought it might be interesting each week to bring you a photo and information of an interesting, and maybe unusual, retro item we have kicking around. Please note these items are not for sale.

This lamp is an example of American folk art. The authentic bowling pin and ball have been assembled and repurposed as a kitschy-looking lamp. The bowling pin was made by Brunswick, and this Red Crown model is referred to as the “Mixer”. It was one of the last plastic dipped pins made by Brunswick in the late 1970s. The pin is accompanied by a bowling ball, and both have been placed onto a piece of wood that the crafter took the time to bevel, stain and lacquer. Wiring and the addition of a lampshade complete the look. This is a really fun idea for a lamp that would look great in a gameroom, den or office.

Last updated: Sep 04, 2009
Filed under: Retro Images of the Week Tagged with: Bowling Pin Lamp, Brunswick Bowling Pin Lamp, Retro Images, Vintage Lamp