Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Jack's Outback Rendezvous #22 Jack's Outback Rendezvous #22

Carousel Horse Stargazer (circa 1915) built by the Allan Herschell Spillman Works, out of Tonawanda, NY. The "Stargazer" refers to the way the head and neck of the horse are extended skyward, appearing to be looking at the stars.

Jack says, "this horse does not have it’s original paint, but in the carousel business the horses needed to be repainted every year due to normal wear." Jack tells me about the earliest carousels which come out of the 1700’s and were designed with a pit dug in the ground under them where men would walk in a circle to power the ride.


Blogger Jen said...

What a great photo. I went to see the horse and I am thinking of getting it. Thanks so much.

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