This is a Mangel's Carousel built in 1921 for the Cincinnati Ohio Zoo where
Children enjoyed it until 1968. At that time Jim Hennon purchased It for his
business named PJ's Carousel Village in Newbern, Virginia were it ran until
Hurricane Hugo rendered it inoperable in 1988.
We (Don and Monique Moore) purchased the carousel on January 2, 1992,
then began restoration on the carousel in May and had it operable by August
of 1993. All ten sections of the platform have been replaced with solid oak and
all the ponies were stripped and repainted also new brass poles and canvas top
were added. Then in 1998 the rounding boards and shields were added and in
1999 pictorial scenes added to the rounding boards. It has operated seasonally
at the Stone Zoo since 1995, we hope to find a year round location for the
carousel so it can be enjoyed all year round.