The vast majority of the Carousel gears and shafts are original factory items. There has been significant wear and tear over the past 103 years. A new, full set of gears will be fabricated and installed. Shafts identified as bent or in danger of failing will also be replaced, with the old versions retained as back-up.
An engineering firm will be retained to assist in the analysis and design of the replacement material, and to examine the overall structure of the carousel supports.