Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Downs Cale Bros. Show's Cage Wagon Sparks Circus 1906

Did this beauty survive, and if so where is it today? Has any talented Circus Model Builder made a model of it? Why does it look so similar to the wagon in the first picture? Are they two different wagons, or was the one below cannibalized with the removal of the great donkey carving and the addition of the simpler "shields?"


Hal Guyon said...

Wade, This one was named The Clowns Behind Curtains Tab. You`re probably right, that it is the same wagon with the center carvings replaced. In all my years of model building I don`t think I`ve ever seen a model of this one. Although several years ago I remember that someone had a model of the Sparks Circus, but don`t remember who. Anyone out there know ?

Bob Cline said...

Steve Flint in Janesville, Wisconsin has a complete 1/2" scale Sparks show. Fantastic work!

Wade G. Burck said...

I am a 3/4 man myself, but a "complete" Sparks Show???? That's incredible.