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Original Fairground cut-out panel from a Ben Hur Ark ride

This original Ben Hur wooden cut-out panel is believed to come from a Ben Hur Ark ride dating from the 1930's when this style of ride was first introduced.  This piece is believed to have been produced by RJ Lakin & Co, who were one of the leading manufacturers of such rides.  The company was only in existence from 1926 to 1952, but in that time produced a large number of rides for showmen all over the country.  The panel measures 57 inches (1.448m) x 28 inches (0.711m), including a black back mounting panel.