manhattan rubber bowling ball

Manhattan Rubber Bowling Balls

manhattan rubber bowling ball

The Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball was manufactured in New Jersey by the Raybestos-Manhattan corporation. Duckpin bowling balls are a fairly common find in this brand, but full-size Manhattan Rubber bowling balls are a bit harder to locate. Check out some of the fine vintage Manhattan Rubber bowling balls we have come across, and find a Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball For Sale!

manhattan rubber bowling ballThis vintage Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball was well-loved, but still in very good condition and includes the original cardboard container from the manufacturer. Made in New Jersey, this Raysbestos-Manhattan ball has a plain black finish and no-frills text in oval logo that lets other players know that when it comes to bowling, you are all business! The 15 pound ball has been personalized with the name KEN, whose name and address is also written on the shipping box. The ball showed some surface scuffs and scratches, but no chips or other significant cosmetic or structural damage. The box showed moderate wear and tear. This item sold at auction. Scroll down for more Manhattan Rubber Bowling Balls from our collection.

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Vintage Collectors Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball A.B.C. Regulator DL999 With Box
Vintage Collectors Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball A.B.C. Regulator DL999 With Box
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Vintage and very rare Manhattan Rubber bowling ball box
Vintage and very rare Manhattan Rubber bowling ball box "Only the original box"
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Vintage - Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball (# AS8610) - 14-pounds, 10-ounces
Vintage - Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball (# AS8610) - 14-pounds, 10-ounces
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Vintage Manhattan Rubber/Brunswick Duckpin Bowling Ball Black/Red Swirl WithBox
Vintage Manhattan Rubber/Brunswick Duckpin Bowling Ball Black/Red Swirl WithBox
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Old School Rare Manhattan MR Rubber Multi Color Splash Bowling Ball 11.45 LBS
Old School Rare Manhattan MR Rubber Multi Color Splash Bowling Ball 11.45 LBS
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 16# 1-3/8oz Former Display Manhattan Rubber Products URETHANE Bowling Ball
16# 1-3/8oz Former Display Manhattan Rubber Products URETHANE Bowling Ball
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16# NIB Manhattan Rubber Products URETHANE Bowling Ball 16lb 2-1/2oz, TW 3.2
16# NIB Manhattan Rubber Products URETHANE Bowling Ball 16lb 2-1/2oz, TW 3.2
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Vintage Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball Color Swirl with Great Ball Tote Bag Nice!
Vintage Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball Color Swirl with Great Ball Tote Bag Nice!
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Vintage Collectors Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball A.B.C. Regulator Box Only
Vintage Collectors Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball A.B.C. Regulator Box Only
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Vintage 13 Pound Blue Marbled Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball Actual 12lb 10.3oz
Vintage 13 Pound Blue Marbled Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball Actual 12lb 10.3oz
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Vintage 16 Pound Black Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball - Actual 15# 14.6 oz
Vintage 16 Pound Black Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball - Actual 15# 14.6 oz
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Vintage Collectors Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball A.B.C. Regulator DL999 With Box
Vintage Collectors Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball A.B.C. Regulator DL999 With Box
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Vintage Manhattan Rubber 15-lb. Bowling Ball & Carrying Case
Vintage Manhattan Rubber 15-lb. Bowling Ball & Carrying Case
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Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball # EG3329 with Shoes and Case
Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball # EG3329 with Shoes and Case
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2 VINTAGE MANHATTAN RUBBER MR DUCKPIN BOWLING BALL BOXES
2 VINTAGE MANHATTAN RUBBER MR DUCKPIN BOWLING BALL BOXES
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Vintage Mr.Manhattan 15 lb.- 5 Hole Bowling Ball
Vintage Mr.Manhattan 15 lb.- 5 Hole Bowling Ball
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Manhattan Rubber Vintage Bowling Ball

Every now and then, an undrilled Manhattan Rubber bowling ball comes up for sale on eBay. Be sure to check above for a chance to find yourself a rare undrilled Manhattan ball. We found this vintage Manhattan Rubber bowling ball in a swank Vegas-style black & white bowling ball bag. We almost couldn't believe our eyes when we unzipped that bag  and found this Manhattan Rubber bowling ball undrilled and wrapped in a factory cardboard sleeve! This model is like the one above, with the simple text in oval shape logo. We listed it at auction with an opening bid of $99, and a major bidding war ensued. The winner wasn't interested in the bag, so we just listed it, too, and it sold a couple weeks later!

manhattan rubber bowling ballThis vintage Manhattan Rubber bowling ball is a different model from the examples above, with a graphic MR logo with the word MANHATTAN arching over it. This particular ball was actually drilled and personalized by two different bowlers by the names of  DICK and BUD. Despite its well-used condition, this Manhattan Rubber bowling ball did not stay in our inventory long. Perhaps it was those iconic names. I mean, come on...Dick and Bud? How retro is that?

A Very Early Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball...

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 This vintage Manhattan Rubber bowling ball looks like a very early model. The logo simply reads manhattan, and appears to be hand scrawled in Bauhaus style Art Deco lettering. Underneath is a small symbol; an arch with a dot in the center. It weighs about 16 pounds and the center of the middle finger hole to the center of the thumb hole measures approximately 4.75 inches.

Please leave a comment if you have any info, history, trivia, or experience throwing the Manhattan Rubber bowling ball. We will continue to post pics and info of every Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball we come across.