Vintage wooden American sledge with red metal runners. This is a Genuine Flexible Flyer Model No.44 J with safety runners and super-steering. The steering could be operated by the cross bar with the rope attached or simply just with the feet or hands. The red decal on the seat is slightly worn, but marked on the underside of the sledge is ‘Made in U.S.A. by S. L. Allen & Co. inc. Phila. PA. Manufacturers of Planet Jr Farm & Garden Tools Garden Tractors’ is in good condition.
Samuel Leeds Allen patented the ‘Flexible Flyer’ at the end of the 19th Century in New Jersey, U.S.A. They were produced in his farm equipment factory to keep his workers busy in the off season. The sledges were very versatile as they could be used sat on or even laying horizontal on it.
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Product Code: 102107 H
Styling: Perfect for any Christmas scene, or as a statement piece hung on a wall in a man cave or sporting themed room, or can be used for sledging!