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.