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The carousel, which means 'little battle' in Spanish, originated in the Byzantine empire around 500 AD, with riders on real animals as a combat preparation device.
Carousel rides with crafted animals date back to the 1600's in the Ottoman Empire, and in the 1860's were popularized in America by Gustav Dentzel.

Carousel - Wikipedia

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A carousel roundabout (British English), or merry-go-round, is an amusement ride consisting of ... The first steam-powered mechanical roundabout, invented by Thomas Bradshaw, appeared at the Aylsham...

Awesome Merry-Go-Round Facts! << Monkey Goggles

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Aug 6, 2010 ... Everyone has ridden a merry-go-round, but how many of us really know the history behind this carnival mainstay? Surely this source of ...

How was the merry-go-round invented during the Middle Ages as a ...

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Mar 22, 2010 ... The merry-go-round is the oldest amusement ride that still exists today and was originally created during the Middle Ages as a device for ...

Merry-go-round - Dictionary.com

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Merry-go-round definition, Also called carousel, carrousel. (in amusement parks ... People invent new words all the time, but which ones actually make it?

A little about carousel history and terms... - Carousel Figures

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The Merry-Go-Round. ... A practice machine was created to help young knights prepare for this competition - a series of legless wooden horses attached to a ...

Who invented merry go round - Answers.com

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No one can really say how invented the Merry Go Round or the Carousel. The earliest carousel is known from a Byzantine Empire bas-relief dating to.

The Enigma of the Merry-Go-Round | Chicago Farrago - ChicagoNow

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Dec 27, 2016 ... merry-go-round. Whoever invented the merry-go-round must have been a cruel jokester. A lot of people have gotten on and off, some too ...

Patent US2407843 - Merry-go-round for playgrounds and the like ...

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Sept.. '17, 1946. D. A. McDONALD 2,407,843. MERRY-GO-ROUND FOR PLAYGROUNDS AND THE LIKE Filed April 25, 1945 s Shegts-Sheet "1 Inventor  ...

Inventor creates bicycle merry-go-round - Telegraph

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Oct 10, 2008 ... An inventor has brought a whole new meaning to the term going for a spin by creating a bicycle merry-go-round.