Thanks to John Caruso for pointing out that the kangaroo
in the Circus World collection is a Dentzel, not a Herschell-Spillman.
Appreciation to Jean Bennett for noticing that a picture of a cherub panel
in the Idora Park, Youngstown, OH PTC 61 section did not belong there.
The lion on the Freeman’s carousel, November 28, 1954. The carousel burned on June 9, 1955. B Williams collection
Floyd Moreland kindly sent this chronology of the Seaside Heights, New Jersey carousels -
An overview of the site on the beach at Dupont Avenue:
(1) a Dentzel with no jumpers. (installed circa 1915)
(2) The Freeman’s carousel I knew as a child—burned down in June 1955.
(3) The “phantom” carousel that operated only half of the summer of 1955 with the Carmel and Borelli animals on it, some of which were kept and added to the
(4) “Chafatino” carousel that replaced it the following summer as the latest version of “Freeman’s Carrousel” (always spelled with the double “r”).
And (5) the Chance carousel (Installed in the late 1980s) that burned down in Sept. 2013.
Floyd also pointed out that the pictures of Freeman’s (Carousel by State, New Jersey, Seaside Heights) are from the early 1980’s. In the late 1980’s, the light bulbs were changed from colored to clear.