A 1966 Swingin’ Gym advert

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10 Responses to “A 1966 Swingin’ Gym advert”

  1. too funny — my grandfather owned amusements unlimited, this was his ride! he licensed it from Germany and built the rides in Chesterton. i would love to see one still in operation!

    eliz - September 10th, 2009 at 10:54 am

  2. does anyone know if these are around.the last i saw one was in 1975,they were great.maybe somebody got hurt and called a lawyer

    dave haggerty - December 16th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

  3. I would like to buy one.Please write davehag@comcast.net

    dave haggerty - December 16th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

  4. I would like to buy one also

    MICHAEL H OHLINGER - August 24th, 2010 at 7:23 am

  5. I believe in the late 70’s the NJ state inspectors sent engineers out to do metal stress tests on them. Ours failed, and rumor had it that they all did, and were subsequently outlawed in the state. I haven’t seen one since.

    Penni - October 1st, 2010 at 1:13 pm

  6. The last time I saw one was in Owensboro, KY in 1989 if you can believe that.

    John - October 5th, 2010 at 6:30 am

  7. This was my all time favorite ride. I remember it from the late 60’s or early ’70’s. For a lot of years I’ve been trying to find out what it was called or anyone who remembered it. Now, by describing it, I’ve found it on line. I would really love to see if I can still make it go around 100 times.

    Bob Harvey - February 16th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

  8. I loved these things. I was a little squirt and weighed just over 100 lbs., but I could make this thing spin like a propeller, so the carnies would let me go for a long time to chum up business.

    Joe Fanelli - April 11th, 2011 at 4:23 am

  9. I just rode one yesterday at centerville Indiana archway days was awesome

    joe glover - August 29th, 2011 at 11:37 am

  10. I operated a Swingin’ Gym on Steel Pier, Atlantic City during the summer of 1967. I’d love to know if there exists anywhere a photo of that amusement on Steel Pier. I haven’t found any so far.

    PS: I believe I held the record on Steel Pier of over 500 revolutions! I was always amused at how many people simply were NOT coordinated enough to make it work…

    Rick - March 2nd, 2015 at 9:43 am

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