1880s Steam/Track Carousel – American Folk Art You Can Ride
Two-row steam/track carousel with 24 rocker horses, two chariots. Original 1880s steam engine.
This is the real deal. This carousel operated at the Turn of the Century in the Chicago area then moved to Los Angeles in the ’70s. This is the first American carousel with a rotating top. Called the “Twentieth Century Model” in the original Herschell-Spillman catalog.This may be the last chance ever to own one of the first carousels ever made. This 1880s steam carousel, portable track machine has 24 wooden-carved horses (rocker mounts) with two chariots, and an original steam engine. The carousel is set up also run to run on an electric motor.
This historic carousel is a living American Folk Art Museum (that you can ride), the perfect compliment for anymuseum or historic period location seeking a true step back in time.
STEAM CAROUSEL UP AND RUNNING* OUTSIDE CHICAGO,FALL 2013
*(On the electric motor)
SET-UP PROGRESSION PHOTOS
Steam powered Herschell Spillman carousel running start, to speed, to stop, on computerized electric motor drive.
Steam carousel ramping up and then ramping down all controled.
Steam carousel computerized cable drive (Carousel operates on electric or steam power)