EAST INDIAN MERRY-GO-ROUND (Feb, 1929)

EAST INDIAN MERRY-GO-ROUND
ONE of the most popular sports for young people in India is riding in merry-go-rounds of the type shown in the photograph. It seems to American eyes to he a crude imitation of the Ferris wheels which are so popular in amusement parks. Four chairs are suspended from X-like cross pieces which are mounted on uprights. The device is propelled by man power, and when it gets into action its squeaks can be heard for a long distance, since the axles are never greased. A group of Indian children are shown waiting their turn to ride.

4 comments
  1. Peter says: July 9, 20092:18 pm

    Lol, there are still plenty of these in use today

    http://www.metacafe.com…

    Peter

  2. Firebrand38 says: July 9, 20093:05 pm

    Charlie, when I saw the headline I thought it had something to do with all our wife swappers on the other post!

  3. Harry says: July 9, 20093:30 pm

    Reminds me of Craggy Island’s “Fun Land” in a Father Ted episode.

    http://www.youtube.com/…

  4. Torgo says: July 9, 200911:23 pm

    Actually Ferris didn’t invent this concept. Traveling fairs across Europe had rides that looked just like this 200 years ago.

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