Boston Common Carousel
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The Boston Common Carousel is located near the Frog Pond in the Boston Common. It is a beautiful carousel, "designed and build by Chance Morgan Ride Company of Wichita, Kansas. Built in 1947 by the Allan Herschell Company of North Tonawanda, NY. The Allan Herschell Company, the most prolific maker of carousels, specialized in producing portable machines which could be used by traveling carnival operators. The Company produced over 3,000 hand carved wooden carousels and out-produced all of its rivals in the carousel industry."
"Beginning in 1873, Allan Herschell was a partner in several companies manufacturing carousels. In 1915 he started the Allan Herschell Company which operated independently until it was sold in the early 1970’s to a rival maker of amusement rides. A museum exists in the original manufacturing facility in North Tonawanda."
"An oak floor, beveled glass mirrors, and a standard pie top with a lighted crown all give the Carousel a classic style. The Carousel features a variety of Bradley and Kaye horses, wildlife figures, and a chariot. It was named one of “America’s Best Carousels” by Travel and Leisure in May of 2012."
June 18th, 2018
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