The subtlety of the carving detail on the legs of the carousel horses is extraordinary!
Parker has cleverly placed his identifying mark, “C.W.Parker, Leavenworth, Kan,”
on the bottom of most horseshoes, such as these on the extra-large horse, Terri, above.
MPFC cannot comprehend the
importance of the secondary marks.
On the Large Hunter Jumper above,
the Roman Numeral “V” exists…
Is this for “5”? And why?
Or is it, laughably, a “V” for
Very Very old carousel horse?
We cannot detect a pattern: All the Large Black Stargazer’s extra marks are an “L”,
so you might think, a large horse, right? Or is that a fifty-year-mark!?
Fifty of these models? Fifty horseshoes made?
But why are the Water River Horse shoes labeled “L” and he is HUGE, an extra-large!
And Terri is an extra-large and she has no extra identifying marks…
Plus there is another mystery… some of the horses have two marks on their shoes. On the Water River Horse, three are marked “L” and one “V”!
Makes no sense, but we are certain the numerals mean something!
On the Medium Pinto Stargazer, above, “37”, the only numerals
that are not Roman, adorn all four shoes. WHY?
Does anyone know why these
horseshoes are marked this way!?!
The horses are refusing to say!
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