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Summer Sky Thrill (Jun, 1946)

Summer Sky Thrill is promised by this airplane wheel, the invention of Harold T. Austin, of Seattle, Wash. Austin got the idea while working on B-29s at the Boeing Aircraft plant during the war and set up this first model in the back of his workshop. The wheel, a 1946 version of the Ferris Wheel, has twelve small planes which rotate on a vertical axis as the wheel goes ’round. The inventor and four former Boeing employees plan to put it into production for carnivals and amusement parks.

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GIVING THE THRILLS OF AN AEROPLANE (Sep, 1915)

I’m pretty sure this thing is hanging off the side of a building in Manhattan right now.

GIVING THE THRILLS OF AN AEROPLANE

A NEW form of amusement park device that takes the thrill-seeker aloft in circling swoops has been installed on the “Zone” at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The device consists of a steel arm, nearly 250 feet long, which is pivoted at one end, and carries a car for passengers at the other. The whole mechanism revolves on a turntable, so that as the arm rises, the car is carried around in an ascending spiral.

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OK Skinnay! Lookut Our Rolley Coaster (Oct, 1921)

Oh Skinnay! (The Days of Real Sport)” was a 1913 graphic novel about a child’s antics. Current uses of the word “Skinnay” are distinctly less savory.

OK Skinnay! Lookut Our Rolley Coaster

IT’S a far cry from the Bronx to Coney Island. Besides, Coney Island costs money. The children in the neighborhood of Crotona Park, New York City, therefore, have made a scenic railway all their own. It is better, they think, than all the Coney Island rides put together, and they have had the fun of making it as well as riding on it.

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WANTED – A MILLION-DOLLAR RIDE (Jun, 1945)

WANTED – A MILLION-DOLLAR RIDE

by Harold S. Kahm

Invent a new amusement for the thrill-hungry public and make a fortune.

WOULD you like to make $100,000.00? .You can do it by inventing a new and successful amusement riding device. The average amusement park or carnival patron, swooping madly through the air in the whirling car of a Flying Scooter, or plunging down the breathtaking curves of a mammoth roller coaster, has one supreme thought in the back of his mind: “This is wonderful! Now let’s have something new!”

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