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.

Updated: 19 Nov. 2018

Eldon Bowl Matic forum

"Ask questions, share stories or subscribe to our newsletter." - John, Fabtintoys

: (first name only)*
(will not be displayed/shared)*

Comments (3)
Dorothy - November 10, 2018
I am missing one of the pins to this game. Do you know anywhere that I could find one?
That's unfortunate, because they are hard to come by. I'm afraid you need to be patient and wait until one for parts show up on an auction site. Or maybe you can make one yourself from a piece of plastic...
Robert - April 20, 2018
Are they still producing new eldon bowl a matics?
Afraid not, though there is a virtual version now for tablets. Not really the same I guess...
Devin - June 13, 2015
Hi I have been looking for an Eldon bowl-a-matin fully functional for a in expensive price can anyone tell me where to find the except eBay please contact my email [admin will forward] thankyou
I'm afraid they are difficult to obtain, so ebay is the most likely place where to find one. Or put up a 'wanted' ad on Craigslist.