Old Sled Works

In 1904, Lightning Guider sled production began in this two block long factory along the Appalachian Trail. For nearly 85 years, millions of sleds and other wooden products (coaster wagons, safety gates and porch swings) were proudly built here and shipped throughout the US. At one point, this had become the largest sled factory in the country.

Sadly, production ceased in 1988 and the factory officially closed in late 1990.

In April 1991, the buildings re-opened as the Old Sled Works, a unique market featuring over 125 antique and craft vendors. A sled museum is also inside. Amuse yourself in the working penny arcade and have a milkshake at our vintage soda fountain.

Come enjoy the past. Take a virtual tour of Old Sled Works:

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Good morning. We are open 10-5 today.

“Flashback Friday”. Shown here is an old badge from the original Automobilorama car museum near Mechanicsburg. Our little car display inside Old Sled Works is a tribute to Mr Zimmerman’s museum.

We started ours exactly 50 years after the grand opening of the original. And Mr Zimmerman died in April 1991, the time we opened Old Sled Works.

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Congratulations to Metropolitan Pit Stop. They will be on a segment of Jay Leno's Garage this spring. I visited there last October. Such a great and unique collection of Metropolitans.

Surprised it took Jay this long to discover this North Hollywood treasure right in his backyard.

Look who came in yesterday! Stay tuned...we're going to be featured in a segment on Jay Leno's Garage this spring!

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Good morning! We are open 10-5 today. Could reach 60 degrees this afternoon. That will help dry things out nicely.

And all flights in and out of Duncannon are running on time. ✈️

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Late afternoon delivery of some newer toy cars and farm tractors. Most in boxes.

Two cars that might be of local interest. Models of actual cars built by Posies Special Interest Vehicles (Posies Super Slide Springs and Hot Rod Parts) of Hummelstown, PA.

Stop in for best selection.

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“Rise and Shine!” We are open 10-5 today.

Speaking of Rise...introduced in 1949, “Rise” was the first pressurized shaving cream. Shown here is an original unused store sample we have in our collection of... useless unused store samples. Must be nearly fifty years old!

Included is a single blade Gem razor in this handsome clear plastic case. All for $1.

We’re thinking about trying out the razor and shaving cream for Valentine’s Day today.

What’s the worst that could happen?💁🏻‍♂️


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