- Mechanical shooting gallery target in the shape of an elephant. The target was made by M.F. Mangels Co., a Coney Island, NY firm whose namesake invented such notable amusement park rides asThe Whip and as well as producing standard attractions like carousels and shooting galleries.
- Arcade shooting galleries featured cast-iron targets attached to moving conveyer belts. Customers would shoot at the targets with BBs or real ammunition. An operator would keep track of the number successfull shots, and if a certain number was reached, the contestant would win a prize.
- Shooting galleries continue to be used in arcades, carnivals and amusement parks. Today, ammunition usually consists of a beam of light or stream of water.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- arcade target
- date made
- ca 1900
- Mangels, William F.
- place made
- United States: New York, Brooklyn, Coney Island
- Physical Description
- metal, iron (overall material)
- paint (overall material)
- overall: 6 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in x 2 in; 16.51 cm x 8.255 cm x 5.08 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Richard J. Coulter
- Amusement Parks
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- Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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