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Vintage American Space Rocket Sledge

Product code: 51232

£195.00 Inc. VAT / £162.50 Excl. VAT

American Space Rocket Sledge

Dimensions: 134.2cm L x 67cm W x 19cm H

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Vintage American wooden sledge with four white metal skis or runners.  All original wood and steel. This is a Space Rocket XS-17, Orbit Control sledge and has red and white graphics on the seat and steering.  The ‘Orbit Control’ steering mechanism is a metal handlebar with red plastic handle grips, and allows the rider to steer by moving the ski runners.

The paint worn and scratched in places, there are a few small scuffs, and some rust on runners where paint worn. This is a good solid sledge. Please see images.

The Space Rocket XS – 17 is from the 1950 – 1960 era and was manufactured by the Viking Division in Stoughton, Wisconsin, USA.

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: 51232/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!

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