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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 Manhattan Rubber 14 lb 4.6 oz Bowling Ball Multi Color Black/Red/Yellow
Vintage Manhattan Rubber 14 lb 4.6 oz Bowling Ball Multi Color Black/Red/Yellow
$5.00 (1 Bid)
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Vintage 1960's Blue Swirl Manhattan 8 lb. Rubber Bowling Ball Bonnie Belle 5E996
Vintage 1960's Blue Swirl Manhattan 8 lb. Rubber Bowling Ball Bonnie Belle 5E996
$14.00 (6 Bids)
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Vintage Manhattan Rubber 14 lb 4.6 oz Bowling Ball Multi Color Drilled
Vintage Manhattan Rubber 14 lb 4.6 oz Bowling Ball Multi Color Drilled
$9.99
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PICK UP ONLY Bowling Ball Grip Drill Jig Tool Vise Manhattan Raybestos
PICK UP ONLY Bowling Ball Grip Drill Jig Tool Vise Manhattan Raybestos
$150.00
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Vintage Salesman's Sample Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball Regulator W/Box
Vintage Salesman's Sample Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball Regulator W/Box
$34.77
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Vintage Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball Color Green Swirl Black 14+ pounds drilled
Vintage Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball Color Green Swirl Black 14+ pounds drilled
$49.98
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Vintage Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball with Carry Case
Vintage Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball with Carry Case
$20.00
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 Vintage Manhattan Rubber Pro Maker  bowling ball  16lb  Never Plugged 
 Vintage Manhattan Rubber Pro Maker  bowling ball  16lb  Never Plugged 
$200.00
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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
$500.00
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Souvenir Bowling Ball Manhattan Rubber MIB
Souvenir Bowling Ball Manhattan Rubber MIB
$29.00
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X13 vintage salesman sample bowling ball Manhattan MR S-7777
X13 vintage salesman sample bowling ball Manhattan MR S-7777
$24.99
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Vintage Mr.Manhattan 15 lb.- 5 Hole Bowling Ball  (BALL ONLY)
Vintage Mr.Manhattan 15 lb.- 5 Hole Bowling Ball (BALL ONLY)
$18.99
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Vintage Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball AMF Bag Suede Shoes Men's Size 9
Vintage Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball AMF Bag Suede Shoes Men's Size 9
$63.75
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Vintage Manhattan Rubber 15-lb. Bowling Ball & Carrying Case
Vintage Manhattan Rubber 15-lb. Bowling Ball & Carrying Case
$19.95
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Vintage Rare Manhattan MR Rubber Multi Color Splash Bowling Ball 11.3 LBS
Vintage Rare Manhattan MR Rubber Multi Color Splash Bowling Ball 11.3 LBS
$9.99
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Vintage 1950s 1960s Mens Manhattan 16 lb Bowling Ball + Shoes + Bag
Vintage 1950s 1960s Mens Manhattan 16 lb Bowling Ball + Shoes + Bag
$29.99
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Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball # EG3329 with Shoes and Case
Manhattan Rubber Bowling Ball # EG3329 with Shoes and Case
$49.99
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Fred's Manhattan Rubber Vintage Bowling Ball H3355 15#Green Suede AMF Shoes +Bag
Fred's Manhattan Rubber Vintage Bowling Ball H3355 15#Green Suede AMF Shoes +Bag
$38.75
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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
$30.00
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70's Black Manhattan Rubber W Bowling Ball Hyde Suede Shoes in Brunswick Case
70's Black Manhattan Rubber W Bowling Ball Hyde Suede Shoes in Brunswick Case
$72.75
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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.