FOR SALE – 1922 Dentzel Deluxe Menagerie 3-Row Carousel
48 animals and two chariots.
This rare, historic antique carousel is being offered with full museum quality restoration.
Maybe the last carousel of its kind to ever be offered again, a full “Deluxe” menagerie carousel from the William Dentzel Co. in Philadelphia, PA. This is a sister carousel to the amazing machine at Glen Echo Park in Maryland. The carousel originally operated at Fontaine Ferry Park in Louisville, Kentucky. This impressive machine has 48 figures and two chariots. There are 43 horses; 12 elaborately carved outside row standing horses and 31 jumping horses. Among the five menagerie figures are the powerful lion and tiger as well as a deer, a giraffe, and a rare mule. Great trappings on the outside row figures. Many beautifully animated and carved jumpers by Daniel Muller.
Machine in operation, circa 1980s:
Photos and screen caps:
Above is the Glen Echo Dentzel carousel in Maryland, a sister to this machine.
Click below for two different videos of this 1922 Dentzel.
Circa 1980 In Operation.
Fontaine Ferry Remembrance.