Barron Games International is a growing business in the amusement industry, located in Buffalo, NY. Everything we do hinges on our commitment to our true mission: Customizing Family Fun. We pride ourselves in providing high quality entertainment and profitable arcade equipment in addition to offering extensive technical support and parts service. From conceptual design and manufacturing to branding and distribution, Barron Games is here to help.
Our industry acclaims come from our ability to customize our products. Most of our games can be branded exclusively to a customer’s wishes; whether it’s your own personal design, a corporate brand, or a school logo. We’ve created tables for international banks, internet startups, professional athletes and sports teams, even rec. rooms for hours of fun at home. It’s all fun and games when it’s all fun and games!
Together, Bill and Rosanna Harris have combined over 85 years in publishing, private business, and collecting. The collections have ranged from agricultural steam engines to coin-operated gaming machines to automatic music and more. In their business lives they have been involved in the restoration of automatic music machines and gaming devices. In their carving shop they created full-sized hand carved statues which held a slot machine as the central body portion. They also oversaw the carving of full-sized carousel animals including lions, tigers, and horses.
Recently, they purchased Carousel News & Trader and renamed it slightly to Carousel & Automatic Music News. This brought together two great loves of their lives. Music and carousels go together, as one subscriber put it, “like bacon and eggs.”
Bill Harris began collecting at a very early age and eventually found himself in Strasburg, ND (home of legendary Lawrence Welk) where he found a coin-operated nickelodeon. Rather than purchase it, he traded something of value for it. He took it home to Minot, ND and there he restored it. This was the beginning of many adventures in the finding and restoration of all types of automatic musical instruments.
Along the way he also collected agricultural steam traction engines. The collection was eventually sold in order to open his own business, Dakota Firearms in Minot. During this period of time, he also started a daily news sheet which was left at local restaurants particularly for the lunch clientele. This was the beginning of the publishing business which would produce the news sheet, several books, and a collectors’ magazine.
After moving to Denver, Bill continued his interest in the various collectibles. But he became more involved in gaming collectibles which led him to buy a collectors’ magazine, The Coin Slot. Although the subscription base was small, he could see the potential and knew that with the burgeoning interest in gaming devices, it would grow. During this time, he bought, sold, traded and restored gaming devices and automatic musical instruments such as nickelodeons, band organs, musical boxes and more.
In 1978, he met Rosanna who was working as a bookkeeper. They soon were off on many adventures of sourcing and buying antique coin-operated gaming machines. It was a natural fit, since Rosanna could handle the bookkeeping part of the enterprise and Bill’s bookkeeper was moving on. She eventually took over the position of the editor of the magazine, The Coin Slot opening up a new field for her.
Books were also a part of the publishing arm of their company and both were deeply involved in the planning and production of the books and magazines. (There were two magazines – The Coin Slot and Coin Drop International.) They became involved in several shows promoting antique slot machines, jukeboxes, automatic music machines, carousel animals, band organs, and related collectible merchandise.
A part of the slot machine side of the business developed 6’ tall, hand-carved wooden statues which surrounded a slot machine making a cowboy, Indian, miner, woodsman, or other figure. Each figure, although similar to the others, was totally unique in the facial and finished appearance. Eventually the carving side of the business gave rise to creating full sized carousel horses and animals. With help from well-known collector and preservationist, Marianne Stevens, their shop produced a good number of carousel animals that went mainly to collectors to fill out their collections. Two horses found their way to England to be ensconced above the entry to a well known entertainment park in Great Yarmouth.
In late 2013, after finishing a publishing contract with a private organization, Bill and Rosanna purchased The Carousel News & Trader. They changed the name slightly to incorporate enhanced content, becoming Carousel & Automatic Music News. Each issue has a blend of carousels and music to give readers a broader spectrum of both very special interests.
Chance Rides Manufacturing, Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of amusement rides and people movers. From our 300,000 square-foot facility in Wichita, KS, experienced CRM employees build rides for parks, carnivals, zoos and other entertainment venues worldwide. CRM is committed to the continuous improvement in quality, safety and service for our complete line of products, which includes modern steel coaster systems, custom-themed thrill rides, classic family rides and efficient people movers.
For more than 35 years, Concept 1900 has specialized in the design and manufacture of retro rides, mainly carousels.
The activity extends to renovations, the supply of confectionery, the creation of mascots …
Born from the passion and the will of a single person, Mr Philippe Legrain, History begins with the manufacture and sale of carousel topics under the name Euro Subjects. By developing the required know-how, the evolution has been towards the creation of carousels.
Recognized for providing high quality products Concept 1900 experienced a particular success in the late 1990s with the Jules Verne range. It was during this period that our workshops settled in the premises of the former Manufacture des Glaces in Saint-Gobain, Aisne.
Conductix-Wampfler USA has its regional headquarters in Omaha, NE. The corporate and sales offices are located here, as well as two manufacturing facilities that total about 70,000 square feet. The two Omaha plants manufacture large spring reels, motorized reels, slip rings, and heavy-duty I-beam festoon systems. Our second, larger plant is located in Harlan, IA. The Harlan plant has 110,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space to build and warehouse conductor bar, C-track festoons, small spring reels, push button pendants, radio remote controls, and ENDO balancer products.
FALGAS AMUSEMENT RIDES USA was born at 2012 as the new FALGAS AMUSEMENTS’ subsidiary located in Florida (USA). From its own office and warehouse it offers a closer and better service to the whole American continent:
· 24/48h shipments.
· American Dollar (US$) price lists.
· Payments to US Account number.
· No more full containers orders.
FALGAS was founded in 1960 by Mr. Joaquim Falgàs as coin operated and amusement rides arcades operator. After 5 years it started manufacturing its first kiddie rides.
Founded in the 1960’s by Federico Amado, a visionary well known in the entertainment industry, FELIMANA LUNA PARK is managed with passion by the first and second generation of its owners. Thanks to the assistance of an experienced staff in production, marketing and design, FELIMANA LUNA PARK offers a wide range of products to a global market.
For more than 40 years, its products have given joy to children all over the world.The company now can proudly say that it has an extended family of clients who have trusted, time and time again, FELIMANA LUNA PARK’s expertise to help them achieve the best possible experience for their visitors.
FELIMANA LUNA PARK gives its clients integral assistance and service. Its staff assists in planning, installation and final assembly on location for each and every one of its products under strict quality procedures.
FUN LIGHT has been incorporated since 1993. Its main line of business was initially manufacturing and service of lighting technology for amusement attractions, gambling rooms and casinos. In 2006 we established FUN LIGHT AMUSEMENTS, s.r.o. (Ltd.) and further expanded our activities. We offer complex services to amusement parks and other companies in the entertainment industry.