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 Post subject: The Brunswick Gold Crown Bowling Ball
 Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:16 am Post Number: #1 Post
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I know this is not a ball that would be more than a spare ball in today's game, but once upon a time this ball was a main ball for strikes.
But its striking ability aside, this has got to be the most unique and beautiful bowling ball ever made.
I mean look at it, it is filled with real Gold flakes. Real Gold!

Back in the 60's when it was made, Gold was only $32 an ounce.
But today Gold is over $1000 and ounce.
A local pro shop had one on display and allowed me to take a pic of it which I have attached.
I want one of these real, real bad...

If I ever got one and had it drilled, the pro shop operator would have to capture the drilling dust so I could recover the gold from it!
Or he could keep the dust to pay for his services. Lol.

Here is a match where Don Carter is using it and the announcer talks about it at 5:09



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 Post subject: Re: The Brunswick Gold Crown Bowling Ball
 Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:26 am Post Number: #2 Post
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Nord wrote:
Back in the 60's when it was made, Gold was only $32 an ounce.
But today Gold is over $1000 and ounce.
A local pro shop had one on display and allowed me to take a pic of it which I have attached.
I want one of these real, real bad...

If I ever got one and had it drilled, the pro shop operator would have to capture the drilling dust so I could recover the gold from it!
Or he could keep the dust to pay for his services. Lol.


The amount of Gold in that ball is practically meaningless.

It's like gold leaf, it's thinner than tissue paper. The gold in the drillings probably barely cover the head of pin.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:45 am Post Number: #3 Post
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bowl1820 wrote:

The amount of Gold in that ball is practically meaningless.

It's like gold leaf, it's thinner than tissue paper. The gold in the drillings probably barely cover the head of pin.


I don't know, I heard online that it was a full ounce. But that may be a wive's tale.

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 Post subject: Re: The Brunswick Gold Crown Bowling Ball
 Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:40 pm Post Number: #4 Post
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here's one on ebay.....FOR ABOUT $800!!! + $40 shipping, oh and its already drilled
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brunswick-1oz-9k-Gold-Flakes-Bowling-Ball-Gold-Crown-Sparkle-Vintage-Rare-/162607237097?hash=item25dc2587e9:g:Jv0AAOSw-4BXarEE

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 Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:50 am Post Number: #5 Post
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mrbean wrote:

uhh...maybe I don't want it that bad after all... :shock:

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