The Circling Wave. The Latest and Most Novel Amusement Attraction for Parks - Resorts - Carnivals.
Springville, New York: Armitage & Guinn, (n. d.). Circa 1910. 20 x 25.5 cm. Bifolium, pp. White paper printed in full color on the front page. Two vertical splits along old folds of both leaves, neatly repaired with tape; light soiling. Good.
Promotional circular for this surprisingly popular ride, which to this cataloguer seems guaranteed to produce nauseau. An "amusement device which has a circling and dipping motion both at the same time, making three dips in each revolution, imitating the motion of a boat riding a large wave," it seated about 80 passengers, was run by a small gasoline engine and could be assembled by four men in about four hours; a wooden trumpet organ or mechanical piano was included, and was "so connected that it could be played all the time." The circular includes a lengthy description of its structure and safety, illustrations and specifications of the accompanying pianos and organs, and a photographic illustration on the last page of the machine in action in Mexico City.
A scarce piece of amusement park ride advertising, not located in OCLC.