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AMUSEMENT PARK ROCKET RIDE - YONE/YONEYA - JAPANSY/Yoneya's Jumping Rocket pressing has been used to create this rocket amusement ride. The lithographed tin wind up ride consists of a square tower with a beam fitted to the top. Two rockets with vinyl pilot heads rotate horizontally around the tower. The rockets are suspended using string. The box depicts a much more streamlined version than the actual toy. In the bottom right hand corner of the box is ENCOR ROMA which indicates that this was an Italian exclusive release.

See the Super Rocket Ride variation of this toy. 8" 21cm high. On sale in September 1966.
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ASTRONAUT ORBIT WITH 3 MERCURY CAPSULES - ATC - JAPANLithographed tinplate lever action amusement ride carousel with three 3 tin Mercury capsules attached to the canopy by wires. Blue base, central girder tower and a yellow tin canopy. The space capsules are fitted with large celluloid propellers which turn when the toy runs.

Asahi Toy company. Similar to the SPACE CAPSULE CARROUSEL
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CONEY ISLAND ROCKET RIDE - ALPS - JAPANA light blue lithographed tn battery operated fairground ride. Circa 1959. Two red, yellow and blue rockets are on either side of a central beam and spin and light as they twirl around the tripod mounted tower. A bell rings. See also the Twirly Whirly Rocket Ride variation.

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KIDDY CITY AMUSEMENT PARK - ATC - JAPANTin lever action carousel ride with three space rockets numbered SR 1, SR 2 and SR 3. Rockets have celluloid propeller spinners attached. Bell. Red base, central girder tower and a tin canopy. Based on the ATC carousel chassis with different rides to suit the latest developments. Asahi Toy Company Japan 1960s
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MECHANICAL ROCKET RIDE #400 - CHEIN - USAA tall 18" brightly lithographed tin wind up carousel with rockets. The tall, slender toy has a red tin base, solid hexagonal tower, blue canopy. Four vintage fairground style style rockets each hang from a pair of wires. The rockets, two red and two blue, each carry two passengers. Each rocket has a celluloid propeller which turns when the toy runs. Wind up action. Sold in a brown box with minimal graphics. USA

First sighted in Read's Christmas Catalog for 1952.

This toy has been reproduced.
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MONDFAHRT MOON-FLIGHT FAIRGROUND RIDE - ZJG SCH - WEST GERMANYRed, blue and yellow lithographed plastic and tinplate wind up fairground ride. Circular base with station and space scene. Five space cars orbit with a rising and falling action. Maker: Z J G SCH (Western Germany)
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MUSICAL MECHANICAL SPACE RIDE #265 - CHEIN - USAA 9" tall light blue lithographed tin lever action space carousel ride with three rockets. This carousel has a round base, a round central cylindrical column and a domed canopy, all with copious early style rocket and space decoration. Four vintage fairground style rockets with different litho detailing, each hang from a stout metal rod. Litho rider detail. The toy uses a simple spring activated lever. It actually rotates very fast with centrifugal force pulling the ships nearly horizontal. As the canopy rotates it generates an ascending scale of three different plinking sounds; each is slightly higher in tone than the previous. It then repeats. This is the "musical" part of the toy. The toy was on sale in December 1954.

Note: only confirmed with four rockets. A version with three rockets has been seen but may have been adjusted to compensate for a missing rocket.
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RIDE-A-ROCKET ROCKET RIDE #260 - CHEIN - USAA reworking of Chein's Space Ride #265 with the emphasis on a carnival clown theme rather than space. 9" light blue lithographed tin lever action space carousel ride with four rockets. This carousel has a round base, a round central cylindrical column and a domed canopy, all covered in fairground images. Four vintage fairground style rockets with different litho detailing, each hangs from a metal rod. Litho rider detail. The toy uses a simple spring activated lever. The musical component is a simple plin-plonk noise. Circa 1954.
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RUND UM DIE WELD AROUND THE WORLD - GES GESCH SCHOPPER - WEST GERMANYTinplate wind up fairground ride. Three plastic rockets or space cars circle around a tin globe. Bright lithography. Made by Ges Gesch Schopper probably in the 1950s.
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SPACE CAPSULE CARROUSEL - ATC - JAPANLithographed tinplate lever action amusement ride carousel with three 3 tin Mercury capsules attached to the canopy by wires. Blue base, central girder tower and a tin canopy. Asahi Toy company.
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SPACE MERRY-GO-ROUND WITH SPACE CAPSULES - ATC - JAPANLithographed tinplate lever action amusement ride carousel with three 3 tin Mercury capsules attached to the canopy by wires. Bell. Blue base, central girder tower and a yellow tin canopy. The space capsules are fitted with large celluloid propellers which turn when the toy runs.

Asahi Toy Company. Virtually identical to the Space Capsule Carousel version but without a flag.
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SPACE ROCKET RIDE - BLOMER AND SCHULER - WEST GERMANYTin windup carousel roundabout ride with four rockets. Litho detailing of a fairground. Each rocket has a different color and carries one or two passengers. Box carries no title. Wind up rise and fall action as the arms holding the rockets move over an undulating tin base. Elephant logo, West Germany 1950s
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SUPER ROCKET RIDE WITH BELL - YONE/YONEYA - JAPANA lithographed tinplate wind up ride consists of two rockets with vinyl headed pilots rotating vertically rather than horizontally. The rockets are attached to a metal upright which is fixed to a lithographed baseplate.

A reworking of the SY/Yoneya's Jumping Rocket pressing to create this variation of the Amusement Park Rocket Ride. The rockets are marked R.45 and R.26. Both rockets have had comical faces printed on the nose.

See the Amusement Park Rocket Ride. The R.26 rocket was sold separately as the Kiddy Rocket.
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T.V. TOWER - ATC ASAHI - JAPANLithographed tin lever action wind up tower on base. Control box with people looking out. Sputnik style satellite at the top. A lever is pulled to start the top of the tower rotating. Two airplanes orbit the tower, one marked Mars No-60 and one marked Moon. 11" 28cm tall.

There are at least three versions of this toy. Top left and bottom left: the Tokyo Tower versions with two slightly different bases. The Tokyo Tower has the distinctive red and white bands of color. It is probable that this toy was designed as a Tokyo souvenir then reworked for the west.

Top right, Eiffel Tower version with distinctive girder lithography and French scenes on the base. Advertised in newspapers in 1960.
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TWIRLY WHIRLY ROCKET RIDE - ALPS - JAPANTin battery op fairground ride with spinning capsules. 13.5. Rockets spin & light as they rise. Bell. On sale in November 1959.
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VOYAGE A LA LUNE - JOUSTRA - FRANCETin wind up space ride with three rockets orbiting the Moon on a blue lithographed base. Eccentric movement of the Moon allows the rockets to rise and fall as they orbit. Chains hold the rockets in position. French 1950s
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