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Miniature Carousel Builders Corner

Each month a different beautiful miniature carousel will be featured here. Building plans and assistance is available to members of the Miniature Carousel Builders. Persons interested in joining the MCB may contact President, Ken Adams, 736 S. Second Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or e-mail Ken at Kadams@innernet.net. New members are ALWAYS welcome!


Andy Lipko, Maryland has been a member of Miniature Carousel Builders since 1999. This is his third carousel, built in 2003, and he has one currently in construction. Andy was inspired to use a bulldog theme because he had been employed by Mack Truck, Inc. before retirement and Bulldogs is their logo. Andy's wife, Rita, paints some of the animals, and travels with Andy to club exhibits.

THE DETAILS:

  • Base: Diameter 30" Dodecagon, top level; lower level Octagon
  • Carousel: 27" Diameter; 22" Height
  • Type: Overhead Cranks
  • Original Design
  • Theme: Bulldogs
  • Twenty four sweeps, three rows
  • No lights


The carousel features 32 bulldogs, a car, and one wheelchair with a Ronald MacDonald doll. All are hand carved.

There are 12 dogs in the outside row, and 10 each in the middle and inside rows. The mudsil is covered with mirrors and paneling.

In honor of Edward, their late son, 12 pictures of construction vehicles, displayed inside round ornaments, and pictures of Edward's five children are mounted on the rounding board.

The canopy is made of vinyl, and a novelty pirate is mounted atop of the carousel.

Andy included the wheelchair in recognition of the residents in the many nursing homes who enjoy the carousel exhibits in Franklin and Adams counties in PA. Also, Andy has exhibited this carousel at the Valley Mall, Hagerstown, MD.


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