1928 Roller Coaster Blueprint
I have an original roller coaster design, hand drawn on linen-cloth paper by the designer in 1928. The coaster was going to be built for Edward Rhoads at Newburgh, NY and built by H.A. Bauscher. However, the plans for the park's expansion failed due to increase electricity costs and the coaster was never built. This is the only known blueprint (though it is on linen-cloth paper and not the blue paper)of it in existence. Since the park's plans failed, the coaster was not pursued after this, and therefore there are no blue paper blueprints---just this hand-drawn design on linen-cloth paper. What I am trying to verify is the designer---the designer did not sign this plan. However, in my research of 1920s coasters, I have found this closely resembles Harry Baker's Cyclone design (not the Coney Island Cyclone, but the one that appears in the back of the Harry Baker roller coaster catalog---and the one he did in Oklahoma City called the Zingo that was built around 1928) as shown by this link:
I am trying to find an expert that can help me verify this. I have found that H.A. Bauscher did later work for Harry Baker in building the Derby Racer at Revere Beach---so it is feasible that this is a Harry Baker design. Thank you.
Here is the picture of the Harry Baker Zingo (Cyclone) that was in Oklahoma---that my coaster design from the above post resembles.
This is a very cool looking roller coaster design and very modern for its time. What are you looking to do with the drawing? I maybe interested in it, not even knowing who drew it.
Jimmy B. |
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