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Flexible Flyer Antique Child/S Sleigh Sled With Retractable Wheels

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Flexible Flyer No 28
Antique " PUSH HANDLE " Wood and metal Baby Sleigh Sled .
SLED MEASURES 30 1/2 " LONG ,
NO CRACKS IN METAL OR WOOD

Sled moves on ice and snow with the metal cleats and on land with the retractable wheels.
We use them- as grownups- to take our waste cans to the street and we have packed it as a bar for skating on the pond.

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. Typical designs of the day employed a pair of fixed wooden runners with a third, pivotable steering runner attached to a handle. Allen first experimented with articulated sleds having two or more “bobs” with fixed runners that could pivot relative to each other to provide steering