Thursday, April 24, 2014

In a One Horse Open Sleigh


I had always planned to clean up this cute little cutter and put it in the parlor in front of the windows. However, we could never get the second big door open and it languished up in the building.

It doesn't look like I am ever going to get around to that job, so the boss took it over to the auction to sell this Saturday. If you are interested, get there early....

It belonged to his dad...he is said to have bought it for ten dollars from some people he did grounds keeping for.


We kept the bells, and if I can get somebody to ring them while I take video, you will soon get to hear them. They are the mellowest, most sweet-sounding sleigh bells I have ever heard. I have them in the kitchen right now and I jingle them several times a day just for the sheer enjoyment of it. 

I can just see it spanking down a snowy road with a little bay horse in front....and those bells making merry for all who could hear as it passed by.



3 comments:

Cathy said...

Oh my. Memories. My sis had a sleigh restored =very much like that . . . put it in the parlor. Years ago. An ugly divorce - ago.
And yes! Let's hear those sleigh bells :)

Ed said...

Very cool, I bet the bells sound great. :-)
p.s. did you see the robot milking machine story on Yahoo this morning?

threecollie said...

Cathy, how very sad! this one was in quite a lot better shape when I first wanted to bring it in, but we just couldn't get the pin for the big door out of the floor so it would open. Oh, well....

Ed, I did! I actually talked to a guy who put one of the very first ones in the state into his barn a few years back. he said it was a wonderful invention until it called his cell phone...they do that when they break down...in the middle of the night and he had to go fix it. The technology is improving by leaps and bounds and the price is becoming ever more affordable. As long as you have a good technician to keep it running....