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This Albany sleigh is over 100 years old. It was stored in the loft
of a barn for a good number of years. I could tell it had been well
taken care of because I found no dry rot. The family member that
contacted me stated he trusted Kringle Sleigh Company to perform a quality
restoration. Being over 100 years old, it needed a tune up.
I started with the removal of the body from the running gear. I
found numerous dings and bangs. It was very much in need of some
minor repair. I found no major problems. If I found a part
needing replacement, that happened. A lot of tender love and care
was performed. By this time, the sleigh and I were on first name
basis. I wanted this sleigh to become better than new.
The color, upholstery and pin striping were requested by the
owner. Fine choices for a loved sleigh.
Prices for all carriages have regressed in the past years. The
owner is pricing this vehicle less than his investment.
If you have a large room that would accommodate this vehicle, it is a
must have. The widest point of this sleigh is 42" and 53"
high and overall length is 75". Storage of the shafts will do
just fine hanging from the ceiling of a garage.
This sleigh is a diamond in the rough. To start with, the upholstery
is sun bleached. It needs a new paint job - removal of all paint and
primer to bare wood. This will ensure there is no chemical problem
with a paint from any of the auto paint companies. Attention to
detail of rust pits in the iron so that the new paint looks and acts like
a new piece of iron.
Now what makes this sleigh really unique -- it has a name tag
"Waterloo Wagon Co., Ltd., Waterloo, N.Y., Leonard Story - Paul G.
Walsh" and steps with a large "W" molded into the
steps. It is also apparent that it was kept out of the rain!
It is well over 100 years old and still very solid. The shafts are
included with this sleigh.
(69.5" runner length, 56.5" L from top of back to eagle
heads, 39.5" runner width, 42" W from arm rest to arm rest,
33.5" inside seat width, 48" H)
This is a good solid sleigh. It needs a new dash and back panel;
however, it is usable. It's a great decorator sleigh if it's kept in a
dry location. The sleigh is a design of the pre-Albany style.
This ages the vehicle to be approximately 135-145 years old. The wood
has survived this long because it was kept out of the rain.
(73"Lx42"Wx44"H, 38" runner width)
This sleigh was manufactured by Janesville Carriage in Janesville,
Wisconsin. It has the original brass tag and the foot steps. The
doors have all the hardware. The body is mounted on springs for a
comfortable ride. It has older paint. The upholstery is in
excellent condition. The sleigh is in strong working
condition. New paint and the placing of pin striping would much
improve the looks. The inside door panels have leather pockets but
the leather needs to be replaced because of age. The sleigh is over
100 years old. With the springs and doors, it makes it a collectible
vehicle. It does not have shafts. It has both arm rails and
rein rail with eagle head mounting (see last photo). The
measurements are as such: 39" wide, 54" high and 75"
Decorator Sleigh - this sleigh is smaller than average (see dimensions
below). It was built somewhere around 1850-1870. It presents
itself very nicely as an example of early sleighs. Because this
sleigh is still around after all of these years, it was kept out of the
rain. Water will cause the old wood to deteriorate very
rapidly. Frozen snow does not penetrate the wood.
The following measurements are the total measurements of the highest point, the
widest part of the sleigh and the longest part of the sleigh.
This is a very exceptional sleigh. It weighs less
than 100 lbs. This is a rare sleigh that has patent number brass
tags and the original brass name tag. The sleigh is black and has
wool button-tufted upholstery. It has never been in the snow since
restoration. The sleigh was made by Martin Payne, Troy, NY.
(71"Lx48"Wx51"H, 43" runner width)
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