1928 Spillman Carousel

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The Grand Rapids Public Museum is a place of never-ending inspiration and discovery, with a focus on science, history and culture.

1928 Spillman Carousel

The Museum's carousel is made up of forty-four hand-carved, elaborately jeweled wooden horses, two chariots and six menagerie animals: a giraffe, whale, deer, goat, tiger and camel.

Rides are free to GRPM Museum Members and $1 for non-members.

This carousel was manufactured by the Spillman Engineering Company of North Tonawanda, New York in 1928. It is one of only three of its style known to have been produced by the company. Purchased from Frank Guinan whose family operated Lakewood Park in Barnesville, Pennsylvania the carousel was located there from 1928 until 1981.

The video above discusses the park in Pennsylvania in which the carousel was formally located.

Revolving to the music of a Wurlitzer band organ, the carousel provides a peppy, upbeat environment that entertains both the young and old. Listen to a sample of the organ music below!

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