The 1962 Eldon Automatic Bowling Game 'Bowl-A-Matic' featured a bowling lane, a bowler and a pin setter. With a crank you can move the bowler into correct position and after releasing the bowlers arm the bowling ball will roll down the lane knocking over the pins. "A game of skill and fun for all ages", originally selling for $16.98.
This unique game received an Honorable Mention from Popular Mechanics' "Toys Of The Year" awards in November of 1962.
This vintage bowling game measures more than 4 feet in length with a base made from brown simulated-wood, or molded plastic, blue. The alley is made of a type of fiber wood and you have to use a crank to move the bowler into the correct position. Release the arm, strike!
Here are the Eldon Bowl-A-Matic schematics and patent info.