Friday, July 8, 2011
B&B CAROUSEL UPDATE
The B&B Carousell, which is in the process of being restored, is slated to be back in action in Coney Island in a couple of years. Three years ago the 89-year-old Bishoff & Brienstein Carousell was transported to Ohio for the restoration work following the city’s purchase of the historic ride for $1.8 million in 2005. A Brooklyn Eagle article about the carousel noted the following: “The B & B Carousell dates from 1919 and is 45 feet wide and 20 feet tall. In addition to its 50 horses, the carousel features two dragon-themed, four-seat chariots, a 66-key band organ, a brass ring machine, and original carved, painted rounding boards, mirrors and scenery panels.” A rep from the Coney Island Development Corporation says that restoration is still ongoing and “it is expected to return to Coney Island in the late spring of 2013.” You can see a short video of the work being done to the B&B here.
Photo by Spatch.
Posted by Rubys Host at 10:25 AM