CAA member Melanie Brooker (California) was in Europe not too long ago, and she made a point of scheduling a visit with Robert Sallmann (a CAA life member who lives in Switzerland) to tour his impressive carriage collection.

She sent many more photos for the “In the Carriage House” department in The Carriage Journal (coming up in the May issue) than we can possibly use, so I thought I would share some of the extras here.

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this Cabrio-Landau was used in Interlaken, Switzerland

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in 1973, Robert Sallmann and his family spent a week driving this vehicle from their home in Amriswil to St. Mortiz, a journey of about 120 miles

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Melanie wrote, “This Feder-Chaise was my favorite vehicle in Mr. Sallmann’s collection. Feder translates to Spring in English, so this would be a Spring Chaise. It has lovely C-springs front and rear; it also has a built-in weather apron and a glass windshield.”

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Here are a few other carriages and some of the many sleighs in Mr. Sallmann’s collection:

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