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Looff Horses, Feltman Carousel
(FL101-FL103, FL300S, FL300J)

These nineteenth century carvings are among the oldest American carousel horses in existence. Their agreeably quaint, primitive style is typical of Looff's earliest work, which differs dramatically from the styles of later carvers working in the Looff factory. The embossed brass tassels, rings and leaves accent­ing star-cut mirrors are similar to earlier European prototypes. The parrot heads on each side of the saddles have beautiful yellow glass eyes.

A unique feature of the outside horses (100 series) was their later adaptation for incandescent illumination. The original mirrors on the front harness were replaced with large jewels set over holes to transmit light from the interior. Each horse has a concealed access door and contains a porcelain light socket.

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