Laffing Sal (automation)
Often referred to incorrectly as “Laughing Sal” this Sal was from The Fun House at ‘Playland At The Beach’ in San Francisco. Her bright red hair, huge towering moving figure and loud boisterous laugh are etched in the mind of every child who saw her as a child. Most were terrified of her – and many still remember that fear when they see her some 30, 40 or 50 years later. She was built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company of Germantown, PA in the early 1930’s out of paper mache, springs, gears and cams. Laffing Sal and her partner Laffing Sam were a part of almost every funhouse across the United States built in the 1930’s and 40’s
home | about | the machines | contact | news | sitemap