A carousel (аттракцион карусель лошадки) is a merry-go-round found at amusement parks, shopping malls, county fairs and other public places of entertainment. They are structures that have been in existence for over a 100 years, making them, along with the roller coaster (купить аттракцион американские горки), one of the oldest amusement rides. Carousels are found outdoors as well as indoors and are typically designed for children, although adults have fun on carousels, as well, particularly when they are accompanying their children.
The carousel includes a large circular platform that rotates. The seats, situated around the platform, are often horses or other animals. They may be mounted in a stationary position or configured to move up and down as the carousel rotates. Generally, the animals featured on a carousel are “standing figures” that have at least three feet on the ground, “prancers” that have two feet in the air and two on the ground, and “jumpers” that have all of their feet in the air.
Here is some more fun and important information about carousels:
1. In 1799, the first known carousel appeared in Salem, Massachusetts promoted in an advertisement. It was called wooden horse “circus ride.”
2. In the early 1800’s to the early 1930s, it was considered the golden age of the wooden carousels with as many as 3,000 of them produced. Some of the horses created featured real horsehair for their mains and tails. Two of the golden age carvers were John Zalar and Daniel C. Muller. They were not only carousel carvers; they were formally trained in sculpture and fine arts. Today, the golden age is long gone, and you will find less than 150 wooden carousels in operation.
3. The golden age carousels often were made with two seats to suit ladies and small children because sitting astride the carousel’s horses, during that time in history, was considered undignified and unacceptable. Therefore, the seats allowed women to experience the carousel ride (аттракцион карусель для детей заказать) without sacrificing their dignity.
4. In the early 19th century, carousels were considered more than just amusement rides (где купить аттракцион от производителя: www.bestonamusementrides.ru). Doctors promoted carousel rides as a health aid. It was believed that riding on a carousel helped with blood circulation.
5. Charles Lindberg, the American aviator who died in 1974, and who was the first person to cross the Atlantic ocean in an airplane, considered the carousel to be a tool of relaxation. In fact, he rode the carousel (аттракционы для парков) at Coney Island to relax before the flight.
6. The oldest platform carousel still in operation is called “Flying Horses.” It was launched in 1876, and it can be found in the United States on Martha’s Vinyard in Massachusetts.
7. There are a small number of carousel figure carving schools in existence. One of them is “Horsin’ Around” located in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
8. Most modern carousels (детская карусель) are not made of wood but are made of aluminum or fiberglass.
9. For those seeking the biggest carousel they can find, the “House on the Rock” is the largest indoor carousel. Located in Spring Green Wisconsin, it has over 200 carousel animals, over 20,000 lights, and more.
10. In American history, the carousel plays an important role. Two stamps, by the United States Postal Service, have commemorated the carousel. They were issued in 1988 and also in 1995.
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