Plastic Products - Ottawa, Ohio 1947- 1968
owners: Vic and Larry Unterbrink
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[ Former location of Plastic Products 1951-1968 ]
1959 - Plastic Products built the bowling lane portion
of Highland Lanes.
construction photos coming
Larry Unterbrink drew the plans for the bowling part
of the building. To get a clear span without a post in
the middle, 12 lanes was the maximum you could span
with a small walkway along each the side.
RILCO heavy rafters, laminated and glued for a clear
span, were used. They were placed 6 or 8 feet apart
and tied together with wood cross members. Thus, the
curved roof on Highland Lanes.
In those days, if you wanted AMF or Brunswick
machines, you bought the machines and they had to
build the lanes and install the machines. Since
Plastic Products was going to build the lanes, the
machine were rented from AMF at a cost of 10¢ per
game per lane.
This page background picture shows an example of
bowling lane frames being constructed, but not