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MI-van-andel-museum-center-carousel-armored.jpg BUFFALO, NY – “Finally, the search for a new home for the historic 1924 carousel, built right here in Western New York, is over,” Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown said Friday during his State of the City speech. Brown announced that the city will make room at Canalside as land for the carousel will be transferred to the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp... on 08 Feb 2016
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Anyone have any idea of carver?  Thanks for any help!

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Looks like M.C. Illions to me.

looks like an inside row jumper by m c illions. marianne stevens used to call these "bottle openers" because of the undercut lower jaw. hard to say, but looks like part of the tail has been replaced

Did Illions and Looff have similar carving styles? I'm looking at the Dentzel/Loof at Casino Pier and some of the horses on that have similar characteristics.

I'd also say Illions, though from the first photo it's hard to tell due to the size. Head and saddle blanket give it away.

I have a looff jumper replica f rom the Moreland carousel with a certificate of authenticity from the carver , Deceased.

Picked this sweetheart up this past Sunday! Im thinking early Armitage Herschell

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Good guess. The difficulty in positively ID-ing it is that several companies made horses in that same style. Parker was one, but this horse doesn't have the right kind of nostrils for a Parker. Nor does it have the marble eyes and Martingale strap that Dare used on his. I think you're correct.

Is that a Spillman in the background?

Yes Annie I believe it is. I have mostly Hershellls & a few Spillmans

Beautiful. I collect mostly HS as well.

Nice collection!

Something looks a little "off" on the mouth........ anyone else see it? Sorry.

What is off ? I have very bad lighting in that room

One has to remember that these items were hand made, they didn't come out of mold, so there are variations in carvings from the same manufacturer. If the overall look is correct, it's probably what it seems.

I also think my lighting is very bad & there are shadows from the window & me trying to fix the lighting on the picture

Do an internal inspection just to be sure. 100 year old wood is pretty easily identified. 🎠🎠🎠

I have one too or a Dare. Ill post pics for comparison when I get back to my INN.

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