Four-passenger Bob Sleigh

bobsleigh
Maker not known
Circa 1910

Type:
Abob sleigh has two sets of runners, both of which can turn
about a central pivot, but the rear runners have adjustable leather straps to limit the range of movement. This sleigh has the unusual feature of duplex cross springs fitted to both sets of runners.

A bob sleigh is less likely to overturn or slip sideways than a single-runner sleigh. Sleighs were often painted in bright colors with fancy striping and other decoration. Red plush was a popular fabric for sleigh cushions. The paintwork on this sleigh was done in the Farm workshop in the late 1960s.

Helping preserve our horse-drawn heritage for over 50 years.