Vintage American wooden sledge with white metal runners. All original wood and steel. This is a Golden Flacon sledge and is painted white and black with gold coloured painted accents. The wooden handlebar steering mechanism works well, with black plastic/rubber handle grips.
The paint worn in places, there are a few small scuffs, and some rust on runners where paint worn. This is a solid and sturdy sledge. Please see images.
Made by Paris Manufacturing Company, South Paris, Maine, USA. around the 1950’s – 60’s.
The practical use of sleds is ancient and widespread. They were developed in areas with consistent winter snow cover, as vehicles to transport materials and/or people, far more efficiently than wheeled vehicles could in icy and snowy conditions. Early designs included hand-pulled sizes as well as larger dog, horse, or ox drawn versions. There are five types of sleds commonly used recreationally today: runner sleds, toboggans, disks, tubes and backcountry sleds. This is a runner sled.
Product Code: 51233/SC
Styling: Perfect for Christmas displays, hung on the wall of a man cave or workshop as a statement piece, or even to use for sledging!