Title

A recent auction in Maine featuring vintage sleds highlighted the Maine origins

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

2-2009

Additional Date Information

Feb-Mar 2009

Pages

58-59

Abstract

A recent auction in Maine featuring vintage sleds highlighted the Maine origins of the hand-painted sled. In 1861, Henry F. Morton and his family began making sleds, soon opening what would become the Paris Manufacturing Company. The advent of the Flexible Flyer, patented in New Jersey in 1889, brought the hand-painted era to an end.

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