U.S. Patents for Other Rotating or Swinging Rides

Links on the left provide access to roller coaster-related patents on the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) server. This content is provided by the USPTO. Links on the right provide access via Google Patents, which may provide easier image viewing as well as serving patent pdfs. For more information, return to the patent home page.

This page contains the third division of rotating and swinging rides, those that are not similar to carousels or ferris wheels. Multi-axis roundabouts, carousel-ferris wheel combinations, large swings, and large seesaws are included here. Intersecting-path rides and occupant-propelled rides related to flying cages are placed in separate tables on this page. Playground-scale rides are largely excluded.

Other rotating and swinging rides are on the following pages:
Carousels, himalaya rides, circle swings, etc.
Ferris wheels

Miscellaneous rides are on the other rides page or the other amusement devices page.

also on this page

occupant-powered swings
other rotating or swing rides ... applications

Intersecting Path Rides

patent number issue date inventor/ assignee patent title [comment] google link
408798 8/1889 Dodge Roundabout 408798
659693 10/1900 Possien & Maquaire Rotary transporting device 659693
772549
=RE12435
10/1904
1/1906
Weidner Merry-go-round 772549
RE12435
779568 1/1905 Taylor/ Aerial Circuit Pleasure Wheel Roundabout 779568
826758 7/1906 Weidner Merry-go-round 826758
848408 3/1907 Taylor Roundabout or carousel 848408
857851 6/1907 Wetherill Amusement device 857851
870440 11/1907 Karr Horizontal roller coaster 870440
879872 2/1908 Hill/ Darcy & Speck Amusement apparatus [Kriss-Kross] 879872
914884 3/1909 Sagehomme Amusement apparatus 914884
921135 5/1909 Marble/ Pleasure Park Amusement device 921135
946730 1/1910 Jones Amusement apparatus 946730
974599 11/1910 Reynolds/ Amusement Park Railway Carousel [Auto Maze] 974599
978007 12/1910 Darcy Chain gearing and spacing mechanism 978007
1019834 3/1912 Pollak Railway for pleasure or sport [intersecting paths] 1019834
1032092 7/1912 Taylor Roundabout or carousel 1032092
1065470 6/1913 Roed Carousel 1065470
1165552 12/1915 Stanley & Porter Amusement device 1165552
1290392 1/1919 Stanley Amusement device 1290392
1350086 8/1920 Stanley & Porter Amusement device 1350086
1363133 12/1920 Lauster/ American Rides Amusement device 1363133
1412711 4/1922 Sabot & Schalk Amusement apparatus 1412711
1514961 11/1924 Goldman Amusement apparatus 1514961
2177804 10/1939 Hanna Amusement device [figure 8 pathway] 2177804
2200684 5/1940 Vollbrecht Passenger carrying amusement device 2200684
2601832 7/1952 Hester Amusement ride 2601832
8348776 1/2013 Crawford & Nemeth/ Disney Intersecting path ride
[application: 2012/0006221]
8348776
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