Shaw and Sons Amusements was founded in 1945 by Leroy
Shaw. A baker by trade, Leroy moved to Baltimore from Westernport Maryland during WWII and
became a sheet metal worker in Baltimore's shipyards. During his spare time, he built a
miniature train ride in the yard to entertain his children. The train, still in the Shaw's
possession, ran on a track in a circle in the back yard. Word of the train ride traveled
and before long Leroy was approached by a Fire Dept. with a request for the train ride at
their yearly fund raiser. So Leroy loaded up the train and rode the children at the first
of many carnivals. Soon, several other rides were built and as needed professionally
manufactured rides were added. A kiddie airplane ride built by Leroy still thrills the
kiddies on Shaw and Sons Amusements.
Now in the third generation, Shaw and Sons Amusements travels on 100 vehicles and services
churches, firemen's carnivals, county fairs and festivals of all kinds in the mid Atlantic
states with rides, games and food concessions.
Employees at Shaw and Sons, Inc., are trained to operate the rides and concessions in
their assignments. Roving radio carrying supervisors keep the entire operation under
constant observation in an effort to head off possible problems. All employees wear
uniforms and are well groomed. Polite encounters with the public is our goal.
For Information write:
Shaw and Sons Inc.
Severn, Md 21144