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Davenport man patented electronic carousel in 1871

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DAVENPORT (KWWL) -- An electric carousel was patented by an Iowa man July 25, 1871.

Wilhelm Schneider, of Davenport, created moving parts capable of running the rides through electrical means.  Prior to his invention, carousels were powered by animals.

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