THE CIRCLE COASTER
The wonderful new amusement device here
pictured, namely: "The Circle Coaster," is the invention of a
Philadelphian. It's novelty, beauty and practicability
is evident at a glance. It's object is to provide
amusement and diversion of a most fascinating nature, which
will appeal alike to the old and young.
In construction, it consists of two angular
supporting towers, and from a central horizontal shaft rotates
eight steel frame0work arms, holding in their giant grip eight
circular com-partments. Within are arranged eight artistic
coaches a smooth gliding motion. As the central shaft is
ball-bearing, it requires a very small percentage of power to
run it a small electric motor being sufficient. It's
operating expense is small, it re quiring only three persons-a
ticket seller and two operators. A brake band attachment
is added to control it effectually when power is shut off.
As each compartment is brought on a level with
its lowest point of rotation, the passengers file in, and when
all is ready for the trip the power is applied and the frame
is rotated eight or ten times at a constant normal speed.
The frame rotates backward from the starting point, while the
cars of coaches move forward with a speed consistent with the
pleasure of the passengers.
As is evident in the picture, the coaches
always remain at or near the centre of gravity, which is of
course the bottom centre of compartments.
ABSOLUTELY NO DANGER; AS ALL PRECAUTIONS ARE TAKEN TO MAKE THE
DEVICE SAFE STRONG.
The passengers sit well back in the
compartments, lover than in the picture securely and
comfortable seated in the coaches. It has a quintuple
motion - upward, downward, backward, forward, yet at the same
time constantly onward.
At night, with it's vari-colored electric
illumination, it looks like a star-gazing dream of grandeur,
and with the frames rotating and the coaches plunging onward
in grace, harmony and uniformity, it presents a most
spectacular sight. Therefore, aside from it's commercial
value as an amusement device, it will be a good investment as
an advertising feature in first class parks and resorts.
It's strength, rigidity and perfect workmanship
are a marvel of engineering skill, and it is built to support
many times more weight than it can be subjected to. The
coaches can be made to seat 10 people.
Children will scream with delight with the
pleasure and novelty of the ride, and the matured and old will
exclaim: "how delightful.: It is in other words an
observatory-or a revolving railway beauty and exhilarating
satisfaction it is the "Acme: of pleasure, prompting the
riders, like, Like "Oliver Twist," to ask for more.
"Shall I go on-or have I said enough?"
The picture shows more than words can express.
Address all communications to
OWEN M. CONNELL
INVENTOR & PATENTEE
3525 NORTH SYNDHAM STREET