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Trying to identify a Brunswick ball
« on: March 15, 2012, 05:34:04 PM »
Of all my luck today, I found a bowling ball in a giveaway pile on someone's front lawn in our neighborhood.  I'm surprised nobody else grabbed it!  
It is a teal Rhino made by Brunswick.  I could not find any information about it online.  The color is of course teal, but the lettering appears to be stenciled on, and is like a "safety" orange in color.  (My Track ball has engraved logos and lettering, in comparison.)  It does not say "Rhino Pro" as I've seen listed elsewhere.  But it does have the same sanded finish as opposed to gloss.
It looks to be in decent shape, also.  I mainly grabbed the bag for my daughter's ball (and the sling is a nice bonus), but I didn't expect the ball to be this good or in this condition.  It has a few nicks, but I do not see much of any track around the ball.  So it appears it may not have been used in too many games.  I'm tempted to either sell it, or have it plugged and drilled and give it a roll!



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Re: Trying to identify a Brunswick ball
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2012, 01:49:04 PM »
Very cool -- now I have to look at my old Big Bs and see.  Thanks Jeff!
charlest wrote on 3/16/2012 8:25 AM:
I have an old chart of this.
First letter is the month.
A - Jan.     B - Feb.   C - Mar.    D - April   E - May    F - June
G - July      H - Aug.   I -  Sept.    J - Oct.    K - Nov.    L -  Dec.
Second letter is the year
F - 1992  G - 1993  H - 1994  I - 1995    J - 1996  K - 1997   L - 1998  M - 1999  N - 2000
O - 2001  P - 2002  R - 2003  S - 2004  T - 2005  Y - 2006   Z - 2007   A - 2008 
The Celtic Kegler wrote on 3/15/2012 4:27 PM:
First letter is the month... A would be Jan... L would be Dec.


Second letter is the year... The first Rhino came out in 1986... hence that year is A.


B would be 1987... C would be 1988... and so on.

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Re: Trying to identify a Brunswick ball
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2012, 08:21:34 PM »
I also had one.  It was actually better polished than dull, but a very good ball.  Shot 800 with one and used it a lot enroute to a 229 average in 92.  Incidentally every serious bowler should have a urethane ball in their bag.  Not just good for spares, they can be a  great option for strokers and tweeners on wet dry house shots, or some short tournament patterns.   

Edited by avabob on 3/17/2012 at 6:23 PM