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March 22, 2013

Sled

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Sled

Wooden sled with two sets of steel runners and a steerable front end that can be flexed in order to turn the sled, and that snaps back into a forward position by means of a steel spring. Used by Peter H. ffolliott, Sr. and family circa 1900.

For details, view the sled in our online collections database.

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2 Responses to “Sled”

  1. Jamie Says:

    I am wondering who is the manufacturer of the sled. I cannot read the writing on the sled from the picture. My dad has one that we are trying to restore to its original condition and the boards on ours is completely worn out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Jason Onerheim Says:

    Thanks for the question Jamie. The sled was made by the Sherwood Bros. MFG. CO. of Canastota, N.Y. The sticker on the top reads: “SHERWOOD / AUTO / BOB” and has a picture of a boy riding the sled down a snowy hill.

    I turned on a photo of the top sticker and you should be able to see it at the link (above the legacy logo) in a few days.



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