The New York State Museum Carousel - Timelapse of Repairs

This full-sized carousel was made between 1912 and 1916 by the Herschell-Spillman Company of North Tonawanda, NY, and has been on display at the NYSM since 2001. This time-lapse documents the dedicated work of museum staff and historic carousel experts to preserve this valuable piece of state history. Repairs, maintenance, and upgrades included repairs to the center pole bearings, installation of new hardware to replace aging parts, and the replacement of over 700 incandescent light bulbs with new, energy-efficient LED bulbs.