Rockowheel
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Friday, May 15, 2009 2:53:01 PM
Are there any of these around anymore or better yet in operation? They were Eli Bridge's kiddie wheel version, also called a #6 and came out many years ago. The new "Little Wheel" version by Eli is a great flashed up ride, but the old Baby Eli's had a simple, yet cool look and was very popular.
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Friday, May 15, 2009 3:56:37 PM
Yes, the Li'l Eli's are still around. Playland Amusements of Auburn, NY just picked up a nice used one this winter.

circusguy
Friday, May 15, 2009 4:33:54 PM
I know of a fellow in Penn., that has one in storage, with the original wooden seats. Have asked him twice, in the last ten years, if it were for sale, and the ansewer was the same both times, NO, NO!
2ndgencarnie
Friday, May 15, 2009 5:41:40 PM
There's a couple here in Ohio...
Scott
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Friday, May 15, 2009 6:03:31 PM
Deggeller has one.

They don't use it I don't think, but they did set it up at the Trade show about ten years ago
skydiver77
Saturday, May 16, 2009 1:14:00 PM
Back in the late 80's / early 90's, the Myrtle Beach Pavilion had one of those baby Eli Wheels. I remember riding it, as i was too scared to ride the big Eli Wheel next to it. It was done up in a nice white color with red, blue, & white turbolights added to it. It didn't go real high from what i can remember, but boy did it give some good air time! I do remember that much about it, being young enough to fit inside those little Wheel seats. When it got up speed, it gave good air time over the top and the "floating" sensation coming towards the ground. I surely do miss riding a good Ferris Wheel lately, a good high up, Eli Wheel. I miss that floating sensation, it's awesome!

~Ben
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Saturday, May 16, 2009 2:31:55 PM
Well, the "Little Wheel" rides that have been produced by Eli bridge are great, flashed up and trailer mounted, along with their "little scrambler". What I was originally referring to was the Eli bridge No. 6, which they marketed as "Baby Eli". This goes all the way back to the 20's and they were pretty bare bones, with minimal flash and lighting. I just don't seem to find these anywhere anymore, but I have pics, which I will scan and post.
circusguy
Saturday, May 16, 2009 3:33:18 PM
The one I refer to in Pa. is a ground mount.
Disney Fan
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Saturday, May 16, 2009 4:43:46 PM
I saw one in a guys barn in Ohio. Complete, and looked like it could go to work today ! It had wooden seats too. No idea if he still has it, as its been 5 years since ive seen it.
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Saturday, May 16, 2009 6:10:26 PM
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Originally posted by RainbowBen

Back in the late 80's / early 90's, the Myrtle Beach Pavilion had one of those baby Eli Wheels. I remember riding it, as i was too scared to ride the big Eli Wheel next to it. It was done up in a nice white color with red, blue, & white turbolights added to it. It didn't go real high from what i can remember, but boy did it give some good air time! I do remember that much about it, being young enough to fit inside those little Wheel seats. When it got up speed, it gave good air time over the top and the "floating" sensation coming towards the ground. I surely do miss riding a good Ferris Wheel lately, a good high up, Eli Wheel. I miss that floating sensation, it's awesome!

~Ben



BEN, are you even on the same page as everyone else?

Seriously dude...
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