Anyone know where this carousel is located?
December 5, 2006 10:22pm CST
I love carousels. They are so much and they are so beautiful. It is so much fun to ride one because no matter how old you are it always makes you feel young again. And to hear the music playing is a joy and a break from some of the stuff you hear today.I am not that old myself, but it is just a relaxing atmosphere and when you share it with someone you love it is even more special. Everyone should take the time to ride a carousel with a loved one,a child or spouse or whatever. I collect music boxes and alot of them are carousel horses. I took this picture on a trip last summer and was wondering if anyone could tell where this carousel might be located? I am sure alot of them look alike, so it may be hard to actually say if it isnt the same one that another place has-but I will go by the place I visited. Good luck.
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7 Dec 06
I'm not quite sure on that one, but it is a very intricately crafted carousel and probably from the early 1900's. I worked in an amusement park during my college years but our park only had a mass-produced 'carnie' version. If you get a chance, check out the carousel in Kennywood Park, outside Pittsburgh, PA. It's a nice vintage ride, very fast, and still has mechanical music maker. Lot's of other vintage rides there and great coasters!
6 Dec 06
from wikipedia : A carousel (or carrousel) is an amusement ride consisting of a rotating platform with seats for passengers. The "seats" are traditionally in the form of wooden horses or animals, which are often moved mechanically up and down to simulate galloping. This leads to one of the machine's alternative names, the galloper. Other popular names are merry-go-round, roundabout and flying horses. Although modern carousels (especially in America) are mainly populated with horses, carousels from earlier periods frequently included diverse varieties of animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, pigs, and deer, to name a few. Any rotating platform may also be called a carousel. In a playground, a merry-go-round is usually a simple, child-powered rotating platform with bars or handles to which children can cling while riding. At an airport, rotating conveyors in the baggage claim area are often called carousels. see more details : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carousels