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Miniature Carousel Builders Corner

This month's beautiful example of carousel art was constructed by Harold Vandemark, Defiance, Ohio. The Vandemarks are members of the Miniature Carousel Builders organization and attend many of the MCB exhibits. Their carousel was displayed in the MCB Exhibit at the Valley Mall, Hagerstown, MD in June 2002. These photos were taken at that time.

Harold got the idea for building a carousel in 1943 while he was stationed at the Navel Repair Station in New Orleans, Louisiana. Forty-seven years later he finally got around to constructing one in 1990 with an estimated building time of 18 months.

The Details:

  • Base 30" x 30"
  • Carousel: 24" Diameter, 18" Height
  • Twelve sweeps, two rows
  • Eighty-eight lights


This Crank Type carousel features a menagerie of twenty ceramic animals and two chariots.

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