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Strand Ski Factory Making Skis in 1930's Photo (2 Sizes)
Making Skis in 1930s at Strand Ski Factory Photo


 
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Strand Ski Factory Making Skis in 1930's Vintage Ski Photo

Making skis in the 1930's at the Strand Ski Company, located in New Richmond, WI. As you can see the workers are making round tipped skis, thus dating them to the New Richmond Factory.  Martin A Strand was one of the earliest ski factories in the USA. They also manufactured toboggans and canoe paddles.

It is reported that Martin A. Strand, the companyís founder, began manufacturing skis believing he could capitalize on the new ski clubs that were beginning to form in Red Wing, Minnesota and Ishpenming, Michigan. He modeled his skis after the popular Norwegian Telemark ski as did most ski manufacturing companies of the period. Strandís skis were carved from a single piece of wood and had wooden edges and bottoms that required wax to prevent snow from sticking. Later models included skis specifically designed for jumping and cross-country racing.

Price displayed is for 8 x 10 inch size, 11 x 14 inches also available. Please use menu above to pick size.
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  • Available in two sizes: 8 x 10 inch and 11 x 14 inches.

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