Vintage American wooden sledge with metal runners. All original wood and steel, with a rope handle for steering. The wood and the runners have been painted brown. There are some flashes of red coming through in places.
There are few minor scuff marks. A good, solid sledge. There are no makers marks visible, only a number stamped underneath. Please see images.
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: 51230/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!