New York Carousels (page 9)

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Elaine Wilson Carousel
Rochester, NY
The Elaine Wilson Carousel was built by the Allan Herschell Company in 1918. It is installed at the National Museum of Play. This carousel has 20 jumping horses, three standing horses, a chariot and a lovers' tub. The original location is unknown. It was located in Alabama and Florida from at least the 1960s until the 1990s. After 25 years in storage, the carousel was restored in 1995 and installed here. For more, see this website.

New York State Museum Carousel
Albany, NY
The New York State Museum Carousel was built by Dare in 1895. Around 1914, the Herschell-Spillman Company updated the carousel and installed the figures on a larger, more modern machine. The horses and other figures now moved up and down. Two chariots and a tub were also added at that time. This carousel operated in Wellsville, NY from 1916-1930. It was briefly located in Olcott Beach and then was moved to Cuba, NY. In the early 1970s, the carousel was dismantled and sold to the New York State Museum. In addition to the 36 horses, there are two deer and two donkeys. The original Wurlitzer band organ which had been missing for years was relocated in 2000 and is back in use with the carousel. For more, see this website.

Other New York Carousels:
Empire State Carousel: 1, 2 (Cooperstown)
Adirondack Carousel (Saranac Lake)

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