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.

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