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Offline Rube  
#1 Posted : Thursday, October 7, 2010 11:26:44 AM(UTC)
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Who's had them? Who has them now? Example Pugh's had - J&J has it now. What ever became of Larry Carr's Giant Wheel, Armstrong's,United's,Hame's, others?
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Offline LB Shows Mini Midway  
#2 Posted : Thursday, October 7, 2010 11:37:11 AM(UTC)
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I'm pretty sure about these. I know there are more, but I will let others more knowledgeable help me out with this.

Currently:
Belle City
NAME Mid America Unit
NAME Farrow Unit
Reithoffer
A of A
Butler

Previously:
CVS
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Offline britt  
#3 Posted : Thursday, October 7, 2010 11:53:16 AM(UTC)
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Wade has 2
Offline Matt C.  
#4 Posted : Thursday, October 7, 2010 12:21:10 PM(UTC)
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Helm and Sons has one (out west)
Gudango - Carnival Midway - has one (out west)
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Offline LB Shows Mini Midway  
#5 Posted : Thursday, October 7, 2010 1:36:40 PM(UTC)
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A knowledgeable friend of mine sent me this info to add. Some of these have already been mentioned.

Wade (2) (original Wade and former Link)
Butler (2) (original Butler and former United Shows)
Davis (2) (original Davis and former B&B Amusements)
NAME (3) (Farrow, Mid America (aka former Crown), former CVS)
Belle City (former Bill Hames)
Fiesta Shows
Deggeller
Amusements of America
Murphy Bros. (not sure what happened to it)
Funtastic
Reithoffer
J&J Amusements (former Pugh Shows)
All Star Amusements had one, not sure what happened to it
Gillette Shows had one as well, not sure what happened to it
Beauce Carnaval in Canada had one until this year
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Offline Scott  
#6 Posted : Thursday, October 7, 2010 5:55:06 PM(UTC)
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Todd Armstrong has one
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Offline Ryan  
#7 Posted : Thursday, October 7, 2010 7:22:33 PM(UTC)
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murphy still has theres
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Offline Scott  
#8 Posted : Thursday, October 7, 2010 11:41:39 PM(UTC)
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murphy still has theres



What's he holding on to it for? he should have left it in China... or maybe might have to pull Reeds card one day.Wink
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Offline Dan L.  
#9 Posted : Friday, October 8, 2010 7:50:02 AM(UTC)
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Todd Armstrong has one



Saw his last year. They redid it and it looks great.
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#10 Posted : Friday, October 8, 2010 9:18:58 AM(UTC)
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I distinctly remember riding CVS's the first year it was out. At the time (and even today for me) so impressive and imposing on the lot. A great piece.
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Offline Ryan  
#11 Posted : Friday, October 8, 2010 10:34:54 AM(UTC)
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murphy still has theres



What's he holding on to it for? he should have left it in China... or maybe might have to pull Reeds card one day.Wink

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Offline paulmbe  
#12 Posted : Friday, October 8, 2010 12:35:11 PM(UTC)
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Stranger things have happened WinkWink
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Offline BeauceCarnavalMan  
#13 Posted : Wednesday, October 13, 2010 12:06:04 PM(UTC)
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Originally posted by LB Shows Mini Midway

A knowledgeable friend of mine sent me this info to add. Some of these have already been mentioned.

Wade (2) (original Wade and former Link)
Butler (2) (original Butler and former United Shows)
Davis (2) (original Davis and former B&B Amusements)
NAME (3) (Farrow, Mid America (aka former Crown), former CVS)
Belle City (former Bill Hames)
Fiesta Shows
Deggeller
Amusements of America
Murphy Bros. (not sure what happened to it)
Funtastic
Reithoffer
J&J Amusements (former Pugh Shows)
All Star Amusements had one, not sure what happened to it
Gillette Shows had one as well, not sure what happened to it
Beauce Carnaval in Canada had one until this year



Yup Beauce replaced theirs with a Century Wheel with LED's
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Offline wvscott  
#14 Posted : Thursday, October 14, 2010 9:04:21 AM(UTC)
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I have always heard that Cumberland Valley Shows purchased the very first Chance Giant Wheel ever produced #1.

Who purchased the last portable Chance Giant Wheel ever produced, and what number was that?
Offline cny_chris  
#15 Posted : Thursday, October 14, 2010 10:57:45 AM(UTC)
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There is a park model Chance Giant Wheel at The Great Escape in Lake George, NY. There's also a Chance Giant at Martin's Fantasy Island Park in Grand Island, NY (not sure if this one is a park model or a portable).

Cumberland Valley Shows had the first one manufactured (now with the International Unit of NAME). CVS actually went to Chance with the idea, IIRC, and was heavily involved in the development of the ride.

As for the last one produced, technically the ride is still available, however supposedly Chance needs orders for 3 of them before they will start building one.
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