Sunday, October 14, 2007

Free to a Good Home

As of 9 p.m. on October 13, there was a decent number of bowling-alley seating units piled next to the dumpster at King Pin Bowl at the Carrollton Center shopping plaza in Bridgeton, MO (Natural Bridge at McKelvey). They're white Fiberglas (or at least very sturdy molded plastic), two seats to a unit, with a blue circle on the seats. Wish I'd had a chance to get a photo (or could find one online), but maybe the best way to describe 'em would be to say they look kinda like something from the bridge of a spaceship on the original Star Trek. They definitely have a late-'60s/early-''70s "mod" look to 'em, and I figure they were original to the bowling alley--which I'm pretty sure was built in the late '60s or thereabouts.

King Pin was originally a Brunswick facility, and I think these seats still have the Brunswick logo on them somewhere.

If you're interested in hauling a few away to save the trash man some trouble, I can assure you that three of the two-seat units fit neatly into an Xterra with the back seats removed...