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Description
Kicksled is made of wood, with long metal runners that extend back approximately twice the length of the slide. There is a handlebar across the top that the user would hold on to while kicking to propell the sled forward. Slats across the middle of the wood frame form a place to hold luggage or a s…
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Other Names
sleigh
Spark
Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
LAND TRANSPORTATION, HUMAN POWERED
Place Used
It was likely brought to the area by a Scandanavian immigrant - several Swedish families immigrated to the Bulkley Valley in the early 1900s.
Start Date
1870
End Date
1910
Period or Date Notes
The first definite record of a kicksled was in a newspaper in northern Sweden around 1870. The kicksleds of that era had stiff wooden runners and were heavy. In 1909 the design of the modern kicksled with flexible metal runners was introduced by the Swedish factory Orsasparken which quickly became standard in Finland, Sweden and Norway. (Source: Wikipedia, accessed 2017-11-02).
Description
Kicksled is made of wood, with long metal runners that extend back approximately twice the length of the slide. There is a handlebar across the top that the user would hold on to while kicking to propell the sled forward. Slats across the middle of the wood frame form a place to hold luggage or a seat for a person.
History Of Use
The kicksled was developed in Finland, Norway and Sweden. It is designed for use on ice or hardpacked snow. "Kicksled" is a direct translation of the Finnish word "potkukelkka". (Source: Wikipedia, accessed 2017-11-02).
Length
180
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
length = length of metal runners
Accession No.
1981.60.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Metal wrench. One end has one head that is 2.8cm wide, the other end has two heads, each approximately 2cm wide. "G70" stamped on one side.
Title
Madison Plow Company G70 Implement Wrench
Manufacturer
Madison Plow Company
Other Names
farm wrench
implement wrench
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Madison
United States
Wisconsin
Start Date
1910
End Date
1951
Period or Date Notes
Dates based on Madison Plow Company operations, as per http://www.historicmadison.org/Madison%27s%20Past/Places/Walking%20Tours/IndustrialTour2.html (accessed November 2017).
Description
Metal wrench. One end has one head that is 2.8cm wide, the other end has two heads, each approximately 2cm wide. "G70" stamped on one side.
History Of Use
G70 wrench is listed in Madison Plow Company for their wood and steel frame transplanters, cultivators, planters, and disc harrows. It is only one of two wrenches that have been attributed to the Madison Plow Company. (Source: http://www.wrenchingnews.com/sell-page/sell.html, accessed November 2017).
Length
18.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2017.118.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact