Two (2) Vintage 1950's Aluminum Snow Saucers
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Two (2) Vintage 1950's Aluminum Snow Saucers:
Two (2) Vintage 1950's Aluminum Snow Saucers (Sleds)
My brother and I grew up with these two aluminum snow saucers in the late 1950s-early 1960s. They came to light while cleaning out the family home. Just about indestructable. The canvas handles and double rivet attachments appear as strong as when we used them so many years ago. One saucer still has the original nylon pull rope we attached in the saucers' pair of holes for that purpose. Using them requires a pretty steep hill and not too deep snow, or making a few runs in order to build up a track that the saucer will follow. We sometimes made ramps and competed to see who could fly the farthest. Unsupervised, of course, back in the day.Edge-to-edge diameter is about 25 3/4". Sold as a pair partly for sentimental reasons, partly in case you have two kids so you can get one for each, partly so that by selling as a pair we are giving you a little break on the price and on shipping. As the photos show, they have scratches and dents from use, but nothing that kept us from having fun with them. The aluminum metal is soft enough that dents could be hammered out, if you wish.