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Carousel Trivia (For Operating Pre-1950 Machines)




The Only Figures on Operating Carousels
Manufacturer Figure Park City, State
Herschell-Spillman Swan Lagoon Farmington, UT
Herschell-Spillman ELK M.B. Pavilion Myrtle Beach, SC
Dentzel Bison (2) Watkins Largo, MD
Dentzel Kangaroo Watkins Largo, MD
Herschell-Spillman Kangaroo Oaks Park Portland, OR
Looff Tiger (Sneaky) Riverfront Spokane, WA
Illions Tiger Six Flags NE Agawam, MA
Looff Bear Seaport Village San Diego, CA
Muller Hippocampus Six Flags/Astroworld Houston, TX


The Only (or only remaining) Carousels
Carousel Park City, State
PTC menagerie PTC#6 - Kit Carson Co. Burlington, CO
Dentzel 2-row Highland Park Meridian, MS
Illions 2-row Congress Park Saratoga Springs, NY
S&G 2-row Kiddie Knoebels Elysburg, PA
Spillman Over-The-Jumps Little Rock Zoo Little Rock, AR
Owned by U.S. Park Services Dentzel - Glen Echo Park Glen Echo, MD
Bartholomew Murphy New Orleans City Park New Orleans, LA
Norman Evans (?) Mid West Old Threshers Mt. Pleasant, IA
Coney Island Carousel Mangels/Carmel - B&B Brooklyn, NY
NCA owned machine Primitive Leavenworth, KS
PTC Portable (operating) PTC #43 Puyallup, WA


Only 2 Remaining Prior & Church Racing Derbys
Year Model Park City, State
1921 64 horse Cedar Point Sandusky, OH
1937 56 horse Rye Playland Rye, NY


Only 2 U.S. MerryGoRound Company machines
Year Park City, State
c1890's Washington Cathedral Washington, DC
1890-1990 Albion Boro Park Albion, PA


Only 2 Dare Machines
Style Year Park City, State
Platform 1876 Martha's Vineyard OakBluffs, MA
Swing 1884 Watch Hill Park Watch Hill, RI


Only 2 Kremers Karousel Works machines
Year Park City, State
1903 Lakeside Park St. Catharines, ON
1913 Knoebels Grove Elysburg, PA


Only Remaining Stationary Platform Machines
Manufacturer Figure Park City, State
Dare 1876 Martha's Vineyard Oak Bluffs, MA
Looff 1885 Slater Park Pawtucket, RI
Dentzel 1900 Weona Park Pen Argyl, PA
Dentzel 1902 Riverside Park Logansport, IN
Dentzel 1904 Highland Park Meridian, MS
PTC #6 1905 KitCarson Co. Fairgrounds Burlington, CO


Wagon Mounted Center Pole (all not original configuration)
Carousel Park City, State
PTC #43 Western Washington Fair (orig) Payallup, WA
Herschell-Spillman Indian Walk Country Shop Wrightstown, PA
Savage Oak Meadow Park Los Gatos, CA
Parker W. MN Steam Theshers Reunion Rollag, MN
German Track Storyland (orig) Glen, NH
Spillman Taylor Amusements Stauton, VA
S&G Kiddie Carousel Knoebels Grove Elysburg, PA


Suspension (swing) machines:
Year Manufacturer Park City, State
C1894 Dare Watch Hill Park Watch Hill, RI
1830? Primitive Taos Plaza Taos, NM
1850-65? Primitive C.W. Parker Carousel Museum Leavenworth, KS


Miscellaneous
Category Comment City, State
Largest Platform - jumper (66 1/2') Parker - Jantzen Beach SC Portland, OR
Oldest Platform machine 1876 Dare - Martha'sVineyard Oak Bluff, MA
Only tractor powered track machine 1890's Redford, NY
Only steam powered platform carousel W. MN SteamThreshers Reunion
1920 Parker
Rollag, MN


Track Machines (operating or under restoration)
Manufacturer Park Year City, State
Armitage Herschell Delta Childrens Museum 1900-08 Greenville, MS
Armitage Herschell Harold Warp Pioneer Village * 1879 Minden, NE
Armitage Herschell Schenevus Park c1909 Schenevus, NY
Armitage Herschell Willowbrook at Newfield (exhibitonly) 1894 Newfield, ME
Armitage Herschell Church of the Assumption 1890's Redford, NY
Herschell-Spillman Prairie Village * 1893 Madison, SD
Herschell-Spillman Cleveland Park c1900 Bickleton, WA
Herschell-Spillman Heritage Park 1904 Calgary, AL, Canada
Herschell-Spillman Seminary Picnic 1900 Perryville, MO
Norman & Evans Mid West Old Threshers * 1894 Mt. Pleasant, IA
Parker Heritage Center * 1901 Abilene, KS
Track Machines: (* = operating on steam power)

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