Carved by the Theo and Royce Williams Amusement Company of Denver, Colorado, circa 1920, and professionally restored in 1990 by Carousel Works, Inc. Currently it resides in Holmdel, NJ.
Height - 52"
Total Length - 80"
Length (rump to bust) - 50"
The open mouthed head with glass eyes and turned back ears presents in very good condition. The Racing Derby operated at twice the speed of a normal carousel, each horse moved independently and gave riders the excitement of a real horse race.
Purchased 8/11/89 from Investment - Antiques - Collectibles for a price of $6,200. It was restored by Carousel Works, Inc. on 10/11/90 for an additional $2,000.