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Henry Moore
City: Dunning
State: NE
Inducted: 1996


Moore was the inventor of the plastic-coated bowling pin. He once was a Nebraska chicken farmer who went into bowling pin restoration in the days of wooden pins. The automatic pinsetter cut pin life to a maximum of 500 lines, and because of the scarcity of maple for the pins after World War II, there was a need for a substitute. After lengthy tests of more than one million games, his plastic-coated pin was approved by ABC in 1962.
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