austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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The turtle in the water and the lion in the zoo, how do you boop-oop-a-doop, do?

Another week of comic strip talk on my mathematics blog. There to enjoy:

Look, just read the Negative Temperatures one, all right? That's some stuff near to my heart and I love talking about it. Meanwhile you can catch up on What's Going On In The Phantom (Sundays)? Is The Rat Dead YET? (He's taking his time dying.) Past that, here's the scene from Ocean City, New Jersey, a year-plus ago.

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Manufacturer's plate, band organ, and interior panels decorating the carousel at Gillian's Wonderland Pier. Notice also the sign warning the ride operators to balance the ride. Makes it easier for the motor.


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Looking up at the horses on Philadelphia Toboggan Company carousel #75.


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And just a quick shot to prove this really is the carousel at Gillian's Wonderland Pier.


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People loading onto the carousel. The yellow stick with the metal end, in the center foreground, is the brass-ring dispenser. During the ride it's swung out, toward the outer ring of horses. And it rolls out one ring at a time, steel or brass, to the hook at the end there, ready to be grabbed by riders and then let the next ring roll out.


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Brass ring dispenser is crushing your head! Crush-a, crush-a, crush!


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The brass ring dispenser. It's also a small stand, for a ride operator to pour the bucket of mostly steel and one brass ring in, and to swing the arm out toward the riders during the main bulk of the ride.


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Also some more sculptures set out by the kiddie submarine ride. There's a lot of decoration for a building that is, largely, a concrete floor with rides scattered atop it.


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One of the last rides of the night on the antique carousel at Gillian's Wonderland Pier.


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Chariot on the carousel at Gillian's Wonderland Pier going to warp speed. (It doesn't run that fast, although the carousel having a brass ring machine does make the outermost ring more exciting.)


Trivia: In 1929 Nestlé's annual profit rose from 23 million to 30 million Swiss francs. Source: Chocolate Wars: The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers, Deborah Cadbury.

Currently Reading: The Long Space Age: The Economic Origins of Space Exploration from Colonial America to the Cold War, Alexander MacDonald.

Tags: #75, fifth anniversary trip, gillian's wonderland pier, mathematics
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