May 062015
 

grab-the-brass-ring

Background:
A brass ring is a small grabbable ring that a dispenser presents to a carousel rider during the course of a ride. Usually there are a large number of iron rings and one brass one, or just a few. It takes some dexterity to grab a ring from the dispenser as the carousel rotates. The iron rings can be tossed at a target as an amusement. Typically, getting the brass ring gets the rider some sort of prize when presented to the operator. The prize often is a free repeat ride. The phrase to grab the brass ring is derived from this device. (Wikipedia: Brass Ring)
I got it. :)

“The big brass ring” by nosha, (2010). Work licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0). [changes made: gradient blur, contrast, text overlay]

  15 Responses to “brass ring”

  1. Big, big congratulations!

  2. Very nice to hear some good news. I hope the success continues. Happiness! x

  3. That’s so great! Congratulations :).

    Ferns

  4. Woooo hooo! Congrats!

  5. Isnt it odd how some things “cross the pond” and some don’t
    Ive never heard the expression ” brass ring”
    but as Lucy the Ode Maid said above , its good to read good news – so “Well done you” !

  6. Awesome. Looks like the hard work you did pays off. Congratulations

  7. YESSSS!!!!… Congratulations!!!… Truth be told, I figured that you’d get it. You impress me as the driven, successful type. Well done!

  8. Congratulations! Long time reader, first time comment. I think all your followers had a lot more confidence about your ability to get this position than you did. You deserve it!

  9. Congratulations! Well done!

  10. Congratulations! So happy for you!

  11. Had more than a sneaking suspicion that you’d do it. In fact, I’d have bet on it. Great result.

  12. Congratulations!

  13. Thanks, all. :) I’m pretty happy relieved about it!

  14. Congratulations!

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