Model Fairground Carousel

A stunning hand made fairground model Chair-o-Planes carousel in full working order, circa mid 20th century…


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Product Description

A stunning ‘one off’ model fairground carousel…

We absolutely love this! Although we are unsure of the actual age of this piece, we believe it would date to the mid part of the 20th century, circa 1950s (if not earlier). This is an original hand made and fully working ‘electrical’ fairground carousel ride

Made with wood, brass and metal elements, the carousel is naively built and hand painted. Simply plug in the model, switch it on, and the model rotates in a clockwise direction. Starting slow, as the model gets up to speed, the jets are seen flying wide around the perimeter of the centre of the model. Just charming…

The wooden base has two hinged doors on the top that when opened reveal an internal electrical mechanism that powers the model. This seems clean and well made. The wooden top (with Red formica cover) simply plugs into the brass stem and can be removed for storage. The metal hooks are also detachable from the top and from the planes themselves. The best bit… The hinged doors on the base also act as a storage area for the metal sticks and the aeroplanes when not in use

This particular piece is in great condition structurally, yet as we are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is natural wear and tear. The model has surface scuffs, abrasions and paint chipping and some tatty and dirty areas. We feel the condition simply adds to its charm and authenticity. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

You can view the model working via this YouTube video clip…

A truly rare and ‘one off’ piece…

Dimensions : Depth : 60cm, Width : 60cm, Height : 74cm (Please note : Width and Depth refer to the diameter of the roof – which is the widest part of the model)

Condition : Structurally good, surface marks and scratches, some paint chipping, general weathered patina, a little tatty and dirty in places, not PAT tested (recommended to the new owner)

Postage : Large Item £25 or local collection (please note the model will be broken down for a safe delivery (top removed and metal sticks and aeroplanes stored)

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 60 x 60 x 74 cm