2001 San Francisco Zoo Dentzel-Illions Carousel Restoration


Restoration of the San Francisco Zoo 1921 Dentzel/Illions Carousel

Brass Ring Carousel Company assembled the finest carousel talent ever on one project for the restoration of the 1921 San Francisco Zoo Dentzel/Illions Carousel in 2001.

San Francisco Zoo Carousel • Ca. 1921 Dentzel/Illions Menagerie • 36 horses • 16 menagerie • 2 chariots


San=francisco-zoo-carousel-horse-restored-20012001 San Francisco Zoo Carousel Restoration Team-

Archivist and Original Paint Discoverer:
Rosa (Ragan) Patton

Animal Paint Artists:
Pam Hessey
, Lise Liepman

Wood Restoration:
John Hughes
, Bill Hughes
, Tim Racer

Trim Painting:
Ed and Leslie Kitts

Paint Stripping:
Rand and Zenon Lukasiewicz


To plan a visit to the historic carousel and zoo, visit them at sfzoo.org.

 Mechanical and trim…