Ride Offers Thrills of Looping (Jun, 1934)

Ride Offers Thrills of Looping

ALL the thrills of a looping airplane are available in a new amusement device which recently made its appearance in Los Angeles.

A car resembling the cockpit of a plane is supported on a hollow steel tube which pivots on a large ball bearing mechanism at the top of its steel frame.

The device is powered by a small electric motor which swings the car back and forth, gradually increasing the arc until enough momentum is developed to carry it over the top.

1 comment
  1. MLG says: March 17, 20082:58 am

    Doesn’t look look very sturdy to me. It would have been an accident/ lawsuit waiting to happen. The arm and frame looks too weak and there should be a counter-weight to balance the force of the car.

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