15 September 2013

The Roseneath Carousel

Ok....so this visit we all made it to the Roseneath Carousel...

  "This Carousel was built in 1906 in Abilene, Kansas by C.W. Parker who was known as the king in  he manufacture of amusement rides.  It consists of 40 basswood horses, 3 abreast , and 2 metal boats. The centre row has Herschell/Spillman or Armitage/Herschell horses. The inside and outside rows have Parker Jumper Horses.  It is balanced
from a centre post and is powdered by a 5 hp electric motor. Through a series of belts and clutches, it travels at approximately 4 miles per hour."
......of course we all had a ride, a laugh and a wonderful afternoon.


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