From the first sanding of the raw wood to the final coat of varnish, each animal takes a minimum of 250 hours of labor to complete. Each of the 50 animals and 2 chariots can be considered its own masterpiece.
What was once just a pile of parts - with no instructions - is slowly transforming into an incredible work of art. Our restored antique mechanism is
appraised at over $1.3 million. The restoration is being
accomplished through donations and volunteered services.
The carousel's new home, the former Pottstown
Metal Weld Building was purchased by the Borough of Pottstown.
The property, across from Memorial Park, was purchased
utilizing Montgomery County Open Space funds. The carousel
group is leasing the property for $1/year and is renovating
and expanding the building to house its historic Philadelphia
Toboggan Company Carousel.