Monday, February 8, 2010
Stuff that Weighs More than Me: Cafesjian's Carousel
Built: in 1914 by Philadelphia Toboggan Company. (The word "toboggan" in the company name is an old term for roller-coaster, which was the company's original product.)
Size: 50 feet across at the platform and 54 feet at the upper rim.
Weight: 30 tons, all of which is supported by the center pole!
Conclusion: Cafesjian's Carousel weighs more than me.