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ARCHIVE C W Parker Amusement Co 6 Real Photos 1910 RPPC Carousel Leavenworth KS

ARCHIVE C W Parker Amusement Co 6 Real Photos 1910 RPPC Carousel Leavenworth KS
ARCHIVE C W Parker Amusement Co 6 Real Photos 1910 RPPC Carousel Leavenworth KS
ARCHIVE C W Parker Amusement Co 6 Real Photos 1910 RPPC Carousel Leavenworth KS
ARCHIVE C W Parker Amusement Co 6 Real Photos 1910 RPPC Carousel Leavenworth KS
ARCHIVE C W Parker Amusement Co 6 Real Photos 1910 RPPC Carousel Leavenworth KS
ARCHIVE C W Parker Amusement Co 6 Real Photos 1910 RPPC Carousel Leavenworth KS
ARCHIVE C W Parker Amusement Co 6 Real Photos 1910 RPPC Carousel Leavenworth KS
ARCHIVE C W Parker Amusement Co 6 Real Photos 1910 RPPC Carousel Leavenworth KS
ARCHIVE C W Parker Amusement Co 6 Real Photos 1910 RPPC Carousel Leavenworth KS
ARCHIVE C W Parker Amusement Co 6 Real Photos 1910 RPPC Carousel Leavenworth KS
ARCHIVE C W Parker Amusement Co 6 Real Photos 1910 RPPC Carousel Leavenworth KS
ARCHIVE C W Parker Amusement Co 6 Real Photos 1910 RPPC Carousel Leavenworth KS

ARCHIVE C W Parker Amusement Co 6 Real Photos 1910 RPPC Carousel Leavenworth KS

Abilene / Leavenworth, Kansas ca 1910. For offer - a very nice old Postcard lot! Fresh from an estate in Upstate NY. Never offered on the market until now. Vintage, Old, antique, Original - NOT a Reproduction - Guaranteed!!

Portrait of Parker and Mr. Danby (operated carnival for Parker & did PR); hand colored real photo advertising card for 2 row Q carry-us-all Merry go Round / Carousel; Double cylinder engine and boiler with electric light plant attached - used by Parker in operating Jumping Horse Carry-us-all; 3 cards showing Parker's factory and residence in Abilene, before moving to Leavenworth. Manuscript handwriting identifies the real photo cards. In good to very good condition.

Corner damage to first card - see photos, light crease to corner of second card with a few small smudges; the rest are quite good. Please see photos for all details.

If you collect postcards, 20th century history, American rides, Americana photography images, etc. This is a nice one for your paper or ephemera collection. A carousel (American English: from French carrousel and Italian carosello), roundabout (British English), [1] or merry-go-round, is a type of amusement ride consisting of a rotating circular platform with seats for riders. The "seats" are traditionally in the form of rows of wooden horses or other animals mounted on posts, many of which are moved up and down by gears to simulate galloping, to the accompaniment of looped circus music. [citation needed] This leads to one of the alternative American names, the galloper.

Other popular names are jumper, horseabout, and flying horses. Carousels are commonly populated with horses, each horse weighing roughly 100 lbs (45 kg), but may include a variety of mounts, [2] for example pigs, zebras, tigers, or mythological creatures such as dragons or unicorns. Sometimes, chair-like or bench-like seats are used, and occasionally mounts can be shaped like aeroplanes or cars. The "roundabouts" or "merry-go-rounds" installed in playgrounds are usually somewhat different devices: simple, child-powered rotating platforms with bars or handles to which children can cling while riding. Carousel feast at the Grand Place in Brussels in 1565 to mark the wedding of the Duke of Parma Alessandro Farnese and Princess Maria of Portugal by circle of Frans Floris, Warsaw University Library.

The modern carousel emerged from early jousting traditions in Europe and the Middle East. Knights would gallop in a circle while tossing balls from one to another; an activity that required great skill and horsemanship. [citation needed] This game was introduced to Europe at the time of the Crusades from earlier Byzantine and Arab traditions. The word carousel originated from the Italian garosello and Spanish carosella ("little battle", used by crusaders to describe a combat preparation exercise and game played by Turkish and Arabian horsemen in the 12th century).

[3] This early device was essentially a cavalry training mechanism; it prepared and strengthened the riders for actual combat as they wielded their swords at the mock enemies. By the 17th century, the balls had been dispensed with, and instead the riders had to spear small rings that were hanging from poles overhead and rip them off. Cavalry spectacles that replaced medieval jousting, such as the ring-tilt, were popular in Italy and France. The game began to be played by commoners, and carousels soon sprung up at fairgrounds across Europe. At the Place du Carrousel in Paris, an early make believe carousel was set up with wooden horses for the children.

By the early 18th century carousels were being built and operated at various fairs and gatherings in central Europe and England. Animals and mechanisms would be crafted during the winter months and the family and workers would go touring in their wagon train through the region, operating their large menagerie carousel at various venues. Makers included Heyn in Germany and Bayol in France. These early carousels had no platforms; the animals would hang from chains and fly out from the centrifugal force of the spinning mechanism.

They were often powered by animals walking in a circle or people pulling a rope or cranking. A carousel in Bunkyo, Japan.

Viewed from above, in the United Kingdom, merry-go-rounds usually turn clockwise (from the outside, animals face to the left), while in North America and Mainland Europe, carousels typically go counterclockwise (animals face to the right). By the mid-19th century the platform carousel was developed; the animals and chariots were fixed to a circular floor that would suspend from a centre pole and rotate around. These carousels were called dobbies and were operated manually by the operator or by ponies. In mid-19th century England, the carousel became a popular fixture at fairs. The first steam-powered mechanical roundabout, invented by Thomas Bradshaw, appeared at the Aylsham Fair in about 1861.

It was described by a Halifax Courier journalist as a roundabout of huge proportions, driven by a steam engine which whirled around with such impetuousity, that the wonder is the daring riders are not shot off like cannon- ball, and driven half into the middle of next month. Savage's amusement ride, Sea-On-Land, where the riders would pitch up and down as if they were on the sea. His "galloping horse" innovation is seen on carousels today. Soon afterwards, English engineer Frederick Savage began to branch out of agricultural machinery production into the construction of fairground machines, swiftly becoming the chief innovator in the field.

Savage's fairground machinery was exported all over the world. [7] By 1870, he was manufacturing carousels with Velocipedes (an early type of bicycle) and he soon began experimenting with other possibilities, including a roundabout with boats that would pitch and roll on cranks with a circular motion, a ride he called'Sea-on-Land'. Savage applied a similar innovation to the more traditional mount of the horse; he installed gears and offset cranks on the platform carousels, thus giving the animals their well-known up-and-down motion as they travelled around the center pole the galloping horse.

[7] The platform served as a position guide for the bottom of the pole and as a place for people to walk or other stationary animals or chariots to be placed. He called this ride the'Platform Gallopers'. He also developed the'platform-slide' which allowed the mounts to swing out concentrically as the carousel built up speed.

Fairground organs (band organs) were often present (if not built in) when these machines operated. Eventually electric motors were installed and electric lights added, giving the carousel its classic look. Carousel built in 1905 by Gustav Dentzel which is still operational in Rochester, New York. It was in this historical context that the modern fairground ride was born, with Savage supplying this new market demand. In his 1902 Catalogue for Roundabouts he claimed to have... Patented and placed upon the market all the principal novelties that have delighted the many thousands of pleasure seekers at home and abroad. In the United States, the carousel industry was developed by immigrants, notably Gustav Dentzel of Germany and Charles W.

Dare from England, from the late 19th century. Several centers and styles for the construction of carousels emerged in the United States: Coney Island style characterized by elaborate, and sometimes faux-jeweled, saddles[10] with Charles I. Looff; Philadelphia style known for more realistically painted saddles with Dentzel and the Philadelphia Toboggan Company; and Country Fair style often with no saddles at all with Allan Herschell and Edward Spillman of western New York, and Charles W. The golden age of the carousel in America was the early 20th century, with large machines and elaborate animals, chariots, and decorations being built.

A 1909 horse by Marcus Illions in the Coney Island style. 1900 horse by Salvatore Cernigliaro for Dentzel in the Philadelphia style.

Carousel horse by Allan Herschell Company in the Country Fair style. Similar uses of the term "carousel". Manually powered carousel on a playground in Germany. On some playgrounds, small manually powered carousels exist. At airports, rotating conveyors in the baggage claim area are often called luggage carousels.

Various photographic slide projectors, notably those made by Kodak until 2004, used rotating trays or magazines called carousels to hold the slides and were often known as carousel projectors. The National Carousel Association maintains a list of Historic Carousel Award winners, primarily focused on carousels in Canada and America.

The oldest existing carousel made in 1779 to 1780 stands in Germany at the Wilhelmsbad Park in Hanau. First carousel and amusement ride at Coney Island. Lucy Vanderveer's Bathing Pavilion in 1876.

The first carousel and amusement ride at Coney Island was hand-carved and built by Danish carver, Charles I. Looff and installed at Mrs. The nations oldest platform carousel has been designated by the U.

Department of the Interior as a national landmark. Constructed in 1876 by Charles Dare, it is one of only two Dare carousels still in existence. Originally operated at a Coney Island, NY amusement park, it was moved to Oak Bluffs in 1884, where it has lived in its red barn, delighting generations of Island residents and visitors ever since. Watch Hill, Westerly, Rhode Island. Built in 1876 and listed as a National Historic Landmark.

It is one of two Charles Dare carousels in existence. It is considered the oldest of its type "in which the horses are suspended from a center frame, " as opposed to being mounted on a wooden platform, which causes the horses to "fly" as the carousel gains speed. Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Built in 1878 in England and imported to Australia in the 1880s by John Briggs, an ancestor of Dorrie Freeman. The Carousel traveled the show circuit until 1963 when it finally arrived at Melbourne Zoo. The oldest galloping carousel in the world. Built in 1885 in Bressoux by Belgian craftsmen, it stayed there until 1964 when it moved to New York for their Worlds Fair. For Expo 67 it came to Montreal as part of the rides featured in La Ronde. In 2003, the Carousel underwent a meticulous restoration under the current park ownership, Six Flags.

La Ronde - Le Galopant. Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour, Sydney. A New South Wales Heritage listed attraction.

It is an example of an old Edwardian Carousel which are very rare nowadays. It is operated by a classic steam engine which has been retained. The Carousel dates back to the'Golden Age' of Carousels between the 1890s to the 1920s. First imported to Australia in 1894. High Park, CNE grounds, Munro Park.

Miniature boats (replicas of Columbus' ships) travelled in a circular trough. Location is CNE grounds which was second site. Name Pinta is visible on bow of right hand boat.

Location is Munro Park, Toronto which was third site where this attraction was installed. This carousel was built between 1895 and 1903 by designer Hendrik Janvier (18681932).

Janvier was the progenitor of the famous Dutch funfair family Janvier and is seen as the founder of the Stoormcarrousel tradition. Upgrades and renovations were made in the years after 1903. Today this old stoomcarrousel is located in the Efteling (Themepark).

In 1955 the Efteling bought the ride for 15.475. (Gulden) from the Janvier family. Originally, the price for a ticket to make a ride, was only 5 cents. (1 r & 2 s').

Contains: 22 Horses, 4 Coaching's, 2 Pigs & 2 clowns. Music played by: 1 Gavioli organ. Robert Tidman & Sons of Norwich. Run on steam to this day. Crescent Park, East Providence, Rhode Island.

Still operates in its original location. The 61 horses, one camel, and four chariots have been restored and the ride renovated.

Looff used this carousel as a showpiece for prospective customers. This is one of the few carousels that feature a ring-arm with steel rings and a brass ring.

Ruth & Sohn organ still plays music for the patrons. Looff family at Crescent Park mgr c. Pullen Park, Raleigh, North Carolina.

52 wooden animals carved by Salvatore Cernigliaro. Added to National Register of Historic Places in 1976. Woodhaven section of the New York City borough of Queens. One of only two surviving Muller brothers carousels, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. Forest Park Carousel fall jeh. Ontario Beach Park in Rochester, New York. Still in operation, the historic Dentzel Menagerie Carousel is one of only fourteen operating antique menagerie carousels in the United States. Historic Lakeside Park in Port Dalhousie, Ontario, Canada. It continues to provide amusement for young and old alike, at just 5 cents a ride. Children's Creativity Museum Carousel. Children's Creativity Museum in Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. Children's Creativity Museum (was'Zeum') (24969394294). Centreville Amusement Park, Toronto Islands, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Acquired from Bushkill Park in Easton, Pennsylvania in 1966.

Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich, Massachusetts. Originally built for a park in Meridian, Mississippi; acquired by Josiah K. Lilly III in 1968 and reassembled at Heritage Museums & Gardens in 1972.

Carousel - Long Exposure (9234935875) (2). Riverfront Park in Spokane, Washington. Originally installed at the Natatorium Park in Spokane.

Dentzel Menagerie Carousel completely rebuilt in the downtown area of Albany, Oregon, completion date set for June 2017. The carousel is housed in a state of the art 22,000 square foot facility which includes a complete artist studio for the creation of additional animals. Construction used old growth timber that was completely re-manufactured from the previous building that housed the carving studio circa 1920.

Balboa Park, San Diego, California. In Balboa Park since 1922. Balboa Park Carousel Building DSCF1859. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, California. One of the few carousels still in its original location for more than 100 years. It is a "pure carousel" meaning all of the horses were provided by the same company that built the carousel. It is also one of the few with the rare combination of a working ring dispenser and outside row jumping horses. The carousel features three band organs including a rare Ruth & Sohn 96-key organ with 342 pipes. The Looff carousel was designated a national historic landmark in 1987. Santa Cruz Looff Carousel and Roller Coaster. Tilden Park in Berkeley, California. Built in 1911 by the Herschell-Spillman Company and is one of the few carousels from its day still in operation.

In 1976 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A working steam driven Merry-Go-Round with 3-abreast Steam Gallopers. It has 24 horses, six cockerels and two chariots (for those who don't relish the galloping motion). It is driven by a steam centre engine, also Tidman, and has revolving pillars, which are believed to be the only ones still operating. Musical accompaniment is driven by a slotted card Tidman organ engine.

Tidman, Norwich 3-abreast steam gallopers (c1912) Hollycombe, Liphook 3.8.2004 P8030032 (10353792564). Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, New York. Stein and Goldstein Artistic Carousel Co. Operated at Nunley's Amusement Park, Baldwin, N. Until that park's closure in 1995.

It was fully restored and opened in 2009 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, N. Como Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota. The carousel is now located in Como Park in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California. It was replaced by Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel #62, which was moved from the Ocean Park Pier.

Since 1977, the carousel has been owned by the city. The building remains a rare example of structures that used to be on the amusement pier. It was restored from 1977 through 1981.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, North Tonawanda, NY. Features two working carousels: The largest is a 1916 model that is 40 feet (12.2 m) in diameter, with 36 hand-carved horses and over 580 lights. The second is a small aluminum carousel specifically designed for children. The museum is located in the building complex which housed the Allan Herschell Company and is the only museum in the world housed inside an authentic carousel factory.

Kennywood Park, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. The music on this carousel is provided by a 1916 Wurlitzer Style #153 Military Band Organ and over 1500 lights decorate this ride. The carousel features 50 jumping and 14 stationary horses, a magnificent lion and tiger, and Dentzel's signature Jesters and Cherubs. Built in 1926 for Cincinnati's Coney Island, PTC #79 stands 80 feet wide and features 48 horses and two chariots. The carousel is adorned with 37 oil paintings depicting scenes from all over the world, 20,000 sheets of 23-karat gold leaf, 1,000 sheets of sterling silver, over 700 lights and hundreds of mirror accents.

Music is proved by a Wurlitzer Duplex Orchestral Organ (#157). The carousel operated for 45 years at Coney Island and was relocated to Kings Island in 1972. Canada's Wonderland in Toronto, Ontario.

It opened in its current location in 1981. Canada's Wonderland 013 (7998189248).

Heritage State Park in Holyoke, MA. Originally assembled at the now shuttered Mountain Park.

The carousel was reassembled and preserved (in full operation) at Heritage State Park with the help of John Hickey and the Holyoke Water Power Company in 1993. Holyoke Merry-Go Round carousel 01 (9383273304). The King Arthur Carrousel has existed since 1932 and was moved to Disneyland in 1954.

It is an assembly of two carousels. Walt Disney wanted it to have four courses of all jumpers. The remaining chariot woodwork was repurposed as the "Calliope" tenders of Casey Jr. Circus Train powered gravity coaster. The carousel at Harper Motors is an iconic landmark on the North Coast of California.

It took a year to assemble on site. It was refurbished and repainted in 2013 which caused the ride to be closed for a month.

It is open daily free of charge to the public from 12-4 except on holidays and when inclement weather doesn't allow for riders. The carousel at Phantasialand in Germany is one of the biggest in the world, made by Preston & Barbieri one historical amusement ride factory in Italy. The world's only two-row stationary carousel built from an original Dentzel blueprint left in existence, [52] the Highland Park Dentzel Carousel and Shelter Building, is located in Highland Park in Meridian, Mississippi.

In May 2005, William Henry Dentzel III, built the world's first solar-powered carousel. The carousel operates during Solfest at the Solar Living Institute in Hopland, California. There is only one carousel in the world that rides in a waving motion - "Over the Jumps: The Arkansas Carousel" in Little Rock, Arkansas. It is also the only remaining wooden track carousel built by the Herschell & Spillman Company, and one of only four track carousels still in existence. The carousel at Conneaut Lake Park in Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania is the last T. Harton Carousel that is still in operation and its Artizan band organ is one of two known of the same model in the world. In 2007, SeaWorld Orlando opened Sea Carousel, Florida's first aquatic carousel. In 2012, Buttonwood Park Zoo opened an Americana carousel by Chance Rides. In 2013, Palm Beach International Equestrian Center opened a Bertazzon Venetian Carousel as part of the Winter Equestrian Festival (the first carousel to be used in events besides South Florida Fair and the first Palm Beach County carousel built by Bertazzon). Binghamton, New York is considered the "Carousel Capital of the World" for the six original carousels in the Triple Cities area, donated by George F. Johnson, owner of the Endicott-Johnson Company early in the 20th century. These carousels, manufactured by the Allen Hershell Company in the "country fair" style, were donated with the express stipulation that they would never charge admission for anyone to ride them. Johnson was a child he was frequently too poor to ride the local carousel and he vowed this would never happen to another child in the area. The carousel at the Ross park zoo in Binghamton, NY does charge admission, in a way, as it requires the child to drop one piece of litter found in the park into a trash barrel in order to ride. This is all written on a plaque at the entrance to the carousel. {Greater Binghamton New York Convention and Visitors Bureau, visitbinghamton.

Org, March 2014}[citation needed]. The two double-decker Columbia Carousels built by Chance Rides and located at Six Flags Great America and California's Great America are the two tallest carousels in the world. The Merry-Go-Round at Bear Mountain State Park features hand-painted scenes of the Park and 42 hand-carved seats of native animals including black bear, wild turkey, deer, raccoon, skunk, Canada goose, fox, swan, bobcat, rabbit, and more. On Canada Day 2016, a new attraction was opened in Downtown Markham, Ontario.

The Pride of Canada Carousel was commissioned by Christopher Bratty, current president of the real estate and development firm The Remington Group. [57] The carousel was produced and originally envisioned by Shelley M. Shier of Broadway Bound Fine Arts and Entertainment for The Remington Group. [58] The carousel sits inside a glass pavillon designed by Sheldon Levitt from Quardrangle Architects.

[59] The carousel itself features 44 ride-able reusable material sculptures representing different elements of Canadian culture. It was designed by artist Patrick Amiot who worked with the Brass Ring Carousel Company to build the ride. Ice floe carousels have been constructed on frozen lakes.

One of the carousels in Endicott, NY. One of the carousels in Endicott, NY, West Endicott Park Carousel. In Mary Poppins, Mary, Bert, and the children ride a merry-go-round, then leave the carousel on their horses to go off on a fox hunt and a horse race. In the film Charade, near the end, there is a scene where appears a carousel in the background with the music of the main theme, a Parisian waltz composed by Henry Mancini (Charade carousel) played with bells. In the film Logan's Run, the residents of a domed city of the future are doomed to die on their 30th birthday, unless they can be "renewed" in a ritual known as "carousel".

In Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury, the carnival's carousel can cause riders to become younger or older depending on the direction, left and right in which they ride. Carousel (1945) was a Broadway musical featuring hit songs such as "If I Loved You" and "You'll Never Walk Alone".

The protagonist, Billy Bigelow, is a carousel barker. In the dramatic climax scene of Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train (1951) the hero and the villain struggle on a carousel. David Carradine's 1983 film Americana revolves around a Vietnam veteran's obsession with the restoration of an abandoned carousel.

In the Australian children's picture book The Carousel by Ursula Dubosarsky, illustrated by Walter di Qual, after an exhilarating ride on a carousel, a child has a semi-mystical vision of the carousel horses breaking free from the wheel and galloping across the world. The 1930s novelty song, The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down, is the theme song for the Looney Tunes series of cartoons by Warner Bros. The classic children's television programme The Magic Roundabout uses a carousel as its central motif.

The 1990s children's TV show Playdays had a carousel called Rosie as the central motif for Wednesday episodes from 1992 to 1997, presented and maintained by Mr. The classic film The Sting features a large indoor carrousel adjacent a brothel, where the Madame allows the girls to ride on slow nights. The ride is in all four RollerCoaster Tycoon games.

The three installments of the book series Kingdom Keepers: The Return [63] by Ridley Pearson [64] features the carousel from Disneyland being used as a time machine to the opening of Disneyland Park. In the 2016 film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children a carousel is featured along with other similar fairground rides on one of Blackpool's famous piers. The carousel appears when a character in the film that possesses the peculiarity of super strength rips a horse from the carousel and uses it to immobilize one of the other characters in the film known as a "Hollow". MTV's Teen Wolf (Season 6, "Ghosted") in a scene of a town called Canaan, a street fair was happening and there is a carousel with one of the horses covered in blood. Light traces of a carousel, Viktorkirmes in Dülmenn, Germany.

Dentzel Carousel, a National Historic Landmark in Meridian, Mississippi. James Noyce & Sons' traditional "gallopers" at Nottingham Goose Fair in 1983. Parker merry-go-round in Tucson, Arizona. Town Square Carrousel at Adventureland in Altoona, Iowa (Chance-Morgan). Also has a decorative crown for a top. Mangels-Illions Carousel, after its 2000 restoration, on the grounds of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, Ohio. Richland Carrousel Park in Mansfield, Ohio is the first hand-carved indoor wooden carousel to be built and operated in the United States since the early 1930s. A traditional Merry-go-round in Covent Garden, London, August 2007. Mangels Kiddie Galloping Horse Carrousel, c. Kennywood's Merry-Go-Round built by William H. Dentzel in 1926 for the World's Fair. Carousel at Nickelodeon Universe/Camp Snoopy at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.

King Arthur Carrousel Fantasyland, Disneyland, Anaheim, California (new version). Forest Park Carousel all closed for the season, November 2009.

A small hand-driven carousel in Portosín, Porto do Son. Central Park Carousel at Central Park in New York City. Former Venetian Carousel at Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey, which closed in 2016. Former Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel Number 15 at the Palisades Center in West Nyack, New York before it was removed and replaced by a Venetian Carousel in 2009. Carousel of Progressa novel theatre that revolves a seated audience around central stages.

Chair-O-Planes, aka a swing carousel. Charles Wallace Parker was born in Griggsville, Illinois in 1864. At the age of five, his family moved to Abilene, Kansas.

As Parker grew into adulthood, he became interested in creating and operating amusement devices as a career. After saving his earnings as a janitor, Parker bought a portable shooting gallery. He traveled the area with the device, and after some time, decided that he could improve the design. Parker soon built his own shooting gallery, thus beginning his career in manufacturing amusement devices.

Soon Parker would be building carousels as well. As the story goes, Parker and his daughter were headed towards the general store one afternoon. Suddenly, his daughter noticed a carousel offering rides for a nickel.

After much pleading from his daughter, Parker paid for his daughter to ride the contraption. His daughter did not stop riding until Parker had spent eighty-five cents, leaving only fifteen cents to pay for the familys groceries. Seeing that the excitement of a carousel could get him to spend most of his last dollar, Parker decided he should be in the carousel business.

Similar to his ideas concerning his shooting gallery, Parker decided that he could build carousels in superior ways. Parker built his first carousel in 1892, and started the Parker Carnival Supply Company two years later. In 1896, the company became the C. Over the years, Parkers company produced all sorts of amusement devices including shooting galleries, Ferris wheels, and other carnival equipment.

While Parker did produce this wide range of devices, he was best known for his carousels. Parkers business lasted in Abilene until 1911. At this time, Parker got into a dispute over property lines with the city. Rather than continuing to dispute, Parker decided to move his entire company to Leavenworth, Kansas instead. While in Leavenworth, Parker made visible changes to his carousel designs.

The horses became more grandiose and other animals were featured as mounts. World War I caused a shortage of supplies for carousel manufacturers. The carousel manufacturers that survived were those that switched to wood carving machines, or to aluminum horses (which required little to no maintenance). Parkers company was one of those that endured. After Parkers death in 1932, his son ran the company in Leavenworth until 1955.

Parker Carousel Museum, also known as the Leavenworth Carousel Museum, is located in Leavenworth, Kansas and is one of several museums sponsored by the Leavenworth Historical Museum Association. Opened in 2005, the building houses carousels that are historically registered, as well as a C.

Parker cylinder piano, an Artizan A-X-1 band organ, and a Wurlitzer 153 Band Organ. It also has several reproduced or repaired carousel horses. Parker manufactured the first Carry-Us-All amusement ride in 1898. This invention was such a success that his quickly growing company in Abilene was moved to Leavenworth, Kansas.

The Carousel Museum is a non-profit organization that operates through community donations and volunteer efforts. The carousels housed within the walls of this building are the 1913 Carousel, The Liberty Carousel, and the primitive carousel. 1913 Carousel - The main attraction of the C.

W Parker Museum is this 1913 Carry-Us-All. The building is named after the original builder of the carousel, C. This particular carousel is the 118th production of this amusement ride. This carousel is fully operational and contains 31 unique, hand-carved wooden features, including two bunnies, four ponies, one sleigh ride and one lovers nest tea cup. When obtained by the museum, the carousel and its features spent thousands of hours in restoration before they could meet safety requirements.

The ride is available to visitors of all ages. The 1913 carry-us-all moves much faster than modern day carousels. The Liberty Carousel - The Liberty carousel was built in the 1950s by Paul Parker, son of C. This carousel holds 20 aluminum horses and two benches, with a maximum capacity of 24. Although this carousel is smaller in size than the 1913 carry-us-all, it is unique because it is made of aluminum and has wheels, making it portable. This carousel sits in a separate room of the museum. The Primitive Carousel - The exact production date of this carousel is unknown, but has been dated to around 1850 to 1860.

The builder is also unknown. When in operation, this carousel would have been manually turned by two men. The horses on this carousel are made from several pieces of wood, but are much less ornate than the 1913 carousel. If asked, the museum volunteers will demonstrate the operation of this carousel, however it is too old to be used.

This carousel has 12 paired horses and two benches, which are all suspended from the top frame. Parker Cylinder Piano - Built in around 1900, this piano is hand cranked and plays ten different tunes. Upon first glance this piano appears to be a small upright piano. Artizan Style X-A-1 Band Organ - This type of organ was typically used alongside carousel rides at amusement parks. Today, this particular organ provides music during operation of the 1913 carousel.

W Parker Carousel Museum is sponsored by the Leavenworth Historical Museum Association, and is listed as "One of the Eight Wonders of Kansas" (First City Museums). The building is located on the eastern side of downtown Leavenworth, Kansas. Just to the east sits the Missouri River.

The historical pieces housed within this building have all been donated, are on loan, or have been paid for through memorial funds or donated funds. Each piece required a significant amount of restoration. Each wooden carousel horse that is attached to the operational carousel required several hours of restoration labor. Upon arrival to the museum, many of these artifacts dated close to 100 years old, and had an original life expectancy of around five years.

Due to wood rot, many of the horses had to be completely re-carved by hand. The process of re-carving utilized the same primitive tools that would have been used in the original making. It is estimated that thousands of hours of labor were volunteered to complete the projects.

To keep with historical building styles, each horse contains wooden dowels instead of nails (Reinhardt, 2014). The item "ARCHIVE C W Parker Amusement Co 6 Real Photos 1910 RPPC Carousel Leavenworth KS" is in sale since Tuesday, November 27, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Postcards\Amusement Parks". The seller is "dalebooks" and is located in Rochester, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Region: US - Kansas
  • Era: Divided Back (c. 1907-1915)
  • Type: Real Photo (RPPC)
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ARCHIVE C W Parker Amusement Co 6 Real Photos 1910 RPPC Carousel Leavenworth KS