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The Carousel Works, Inc. Files For Bankruptcy

22 Jan , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Carousel Works, Inc., 1285 Pollock Parkway in Mansfield, filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy action on January 9, according to the website

The action was filed in the Southern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court in Columbus.

According to the filings, there are 39 creditors in the case. More…


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Newest Carousel Works Carousel Opens This Week

25 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s officially open.

The long-awaited carousel at Greensboro Science Center in Greensboro, North Carolina has taken on its very first riders.

According to this article on, the online home of the Greensboro News & Record, that event took place on Monday. It will open to the general public this Wednesday, the article states. More…

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Grand Opening Set For Newest Mansfield-Built Carousel

19 Jun , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

The folks in Greensboro, North Carolina have been waiting a good long time for their new carousel.

The numbers are impressive for the Greensboro Rotary Carousel: $3.8 raised over 14 years from 300 donors, and 56 sculpted animals from Carousel Works in Mansfield. More…

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Mansfield-Built Carousel Ready To Turn In North Carolina

24 Jun , 2019  

It has been said that “all things comes to those who wait.” While that might not be universally true, it certainly is this summer in Greensboro, North Carolina.

As shared by a story published this past weekend on, online home of the Greensboro News & Record, that city will enjoy the official opening of the country’s newest carousel. And, as we have written about on two previous occasions, that new attraction is a creation of Carousel Works in Mansfield. More…

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New Greensboro Carousel Being Built in Mansfield

6 Jan , 2019  

NOTE: In July of 2017, we ran this story about a project by a Rotary Club in North Carolina that would house a carousel built by Carousel Works. We have added an update at the end of this post.

The Rotary Club of Greensboro, North Carolina is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. As a thank-you to the community, the Club has undertaken the financing of a new custom-made carousel which will be housed at the Greensboro Science Center. More…

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Carousel Works Open This Saturday

9 Nov , 2018  

You’ve heard of First Friday Shop Hops, when the streets of downtown Mansfield come alive with entertainment and shopping specials, and undoubtedly of Final Fridays, when The Brickyard showcases live acts and food.

Joining that mix is “Second Saturdays,” which began at Carousel Works in Mansfield back in September. More…

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Carousel Works Restores One Of America’s Last Steam-Powered Carousels

12 Aug , 2018  

Mansfield’s Carousel Works routinely undertakes the creation of unique and interesting new carousels across the country and around the world.

Occasionally, however, the work is not creating, but rather bringing something back and giving it new life. More…

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Carousel Works Featured On NBC Nightly News

6 Aug , 2018  

A local company with an excellent reputation in its industry has a bit more glow to its national luster this weekend.

On Saturday, Carousel Works was featured on the NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. The segment followed veteran reporter Harry Smith as he traveled to Mansfield to interview Art and Marilyn Ritchie and to view the local operation.

The segment can be viewed here.

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21st Century Carousel To Open

6 May , 2017  

Mansfield’s Carousel Works, the country’s leading creator and manufacturer of custom carousels, is stepping into the future this month.

The new carousel in Mill River Park in Stamford, Connecticut will open on May 13. More…


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Carousel Works Restoring Historic South Dakota Carousel

10 Oct , 2016  

Years ago, carousels were often made to be taken apart and moved from town to town, like amusement park rides of today. Instead of moving around, the Art B. Thomas Carousel at Prairie Village has been in one place for 50 years.

This week, however, the steam-powered attraction was taken apart by the Carousel Works company and now is on the move to its Mansfield woodworking shop. Volunteers have long been working to restore the 116 year-old ride, and Cecelia Wittmayer, a member of the Prairie Pasque Questers, is working on grant funding to help offset the cost of the restoration.

When Carousel Works looked at the carousel in 2011, Wittmayer said, they identified some ‘must repair and restore’ items, including the horses and chariots. More…