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Carvers of Merry-go-Round horses

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Carvers of Merry-go-Round horses

Posted: 8 Aug 2002 5:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Schmyser
It is said that my great great grandfather and his brother (John C. and Frederick Schmyser who collaborated with a Philip Kappler) carved horses for carousels in the 1860's in the Huron County Michigan area. I have contacted the National Carousel Association and they have not heard of them. It is also said, that they invented a carousel which went vertically, The Califorina Swing is what it was called, it was the forerunner of the Ferris Wheel, (so the story goes)which was the main attraction at the 1869 Verona Fair (in Michigan). I have hit dead ends in all my research... if anyone knows anything let me know!!!
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
mmilka 8 Aug 2002 11:18PM GMT 
phil capling 11 Jan 2003 7:11PM GMT 
Deb Milka 11 Jan 2003 7:24PM GMT 
David 26 Nov 2005 3:55AM GMT 
Jane Kappler 12 Jun 2006 6:57PM GMT 
Deb Milka 13 Jun 2006 12:15AM GMT 
Jane Kappler 13 Jun 2006 1:56PM GMT 
David Dillin 14 Jun 2006 5:23AM GMT 
Jane Kappler 18 Jun 2006 2:42AM GMT 
Deb Milka 18 Jun 2006 12:59PM GMT 
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