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Sled Flexible Flyer Vintage Great For Decorating or Use - $225 (Longmont)

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Perfect for children with parents to guide them down the hill. Also great to decorate sled for a wonderful conversation piece and a piece of art.

This Flexible Flyer is a model No. 44J. It is in very good / decorative condition or riding condition . Made in USA.

1940s collection. Has metal back rail to rest back. Medal and wood. High quality. No damage

A little history that I found about this sled to be very interesting.

The Flexible Flyer sled was invented over 100 years ago. The Flexible Flyer trademark has enjoyed lasting name recognition. The technical superiority of the patented design remains unequaled to this day, at least among sleds of the twin runner type. It is an ideal example of how a strong trademark can indelibly identify a product in the minds of consumers, and of how a patented design can distinguish one product over its competitors.

Samuel Leeds Allen, the inventor of the Flexible Flyer, came from a prominent Philadelphia Quaker family. In the 1860s, he established the S. L. Allen Co. to manufacture farm equipment, including some items of his own invention. In order to diversify his product line and provide work during the winter months, Allen, himself a “coasting” enthusiast since boyhood, set about inventing a sled.

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