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Carmichael, Thelma


Thelma Carmichael was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. S.D. Carmichael, an old family in the Tama, Iowa community. In 1905, S.D. Carmichael patented a playpen he designed for his only child. Called "Thelma's Screened Cariole," the playpen was manufactured by S.D. Carmichael, promoted through an illustrated booklet and sold both directly and through furniture stores. In 1948, Thelma Carmichael was still a well known citizen of Tama, serving as secretary-treasurer of the Tama County Historical Society of Iowa.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Thelma Carmichael papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0592
Abstract An illustrated booklet promoting a playpen designed by Carmichael’s father.

Arrangement One folder, shelved in SCVF.
Dates: 1905-1948