Give the gift of good luck!


About the Brass Ring

Centuries ago, noble knights practiced jousting from horseback by aiming their lances at rings not unlike those used in the making of this ornament.  During the decades when merry-go-rounds were at their peak of popularity, riders, young and old, were challenged to grab a brass ring from a long chute as they circled the platform aboard their favorite steed.  Those successful were often awarded with a free ride.

Unfortunately, with fewer and fewer operating carousels and rigid insurance limitations, the brass rings once plentiful had all but disappeared.  The New England Carousel Museum brought this good luck symbol back to life in the form of these mementos of a time gone by.



Brass Ring



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    95 Riverside Ave.

    Bristol, CT 06010