the first Waltzer, debuting at Enfield in July 1933. The design of
the ride has been contested for some time, with Jacksons working towards
a prototype, though the partnership between manufacturers Lakin and
showmen Charles Thurston added the vital ingredients for an effective
ride. As with other Lakin machines, much of the construction was carried
out by Maxwells, who went on to build machines in their own right.
This original machine passed to James P. collins (and his son Kevin)
who maintained the machine in peak condition until its sad destruction
by fire after spending a period in store at Brownhills.
Thurston  - J. P. Collins  - Kevin Collins [ ] burnt out