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Posted 7 years ago


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I found this in an attic of a garage. I thought it was unique and have been trying to find out more information. Where it was make? How it was used? etc. The patent date on it is 1925 It says on it to lean right or left, I guess to turn it. It has wheels on it like a kids wagon. a large spring under it. Just curious to know something about it. I posted this on March 14, 2011


  1. StihlCollector StihlCollector, 7 years ago
    That is so unique and cool.
  2. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 7 years ago
    it has to be something u rode on your knees or a early idea for a skateboard great piece i like it
  3. flexyracer, 7 years ago
    I have some pictures of the Kne-Koster on my website including some the patent drawings and a 1925 ad by the company and showing how it is ridden. The website is: The pictures are near the very bottom of the main page.
  4. Jodee, 7 years ago
    Thank you so much for the web site. That is exactly what I have. Now maybe I can find out if they are rare and what it is worth, again Thanks
  5. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
    How about that fans..........mystery's a dry weather sled ! made by the same folks that made the Flexible Flyer sleds of snow sled fame ..!!! Great thing. now if we could just get Jodee55 to change the status all would we well with my world...................(smile)
  6. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
    Sorry wrong page thought you were posted on unsolved stupid sign is showing AGAIN.
  7. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 6 years ago
    lol good old pops
  8. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
    go ahead, kick the old guy. !
  9. Jodee55, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the info. The only thing different is my board has a patent date of 1925. I have still been researching and still cannot find out what it is worth. Nobody seems to have one. But I'm still looking. Jodee
  10. flexyracer, 6 years ago
    The reality is that the Kne-Koster was invented by Esten Burleigh Beeler of Chicago, Illinois. He applied for the patent on April 14, 1924. The patent application serial number was 706,545. The patent was issued on August 11, 1925. This information is from the patent record issued by the US Patent Office.

    Esten Burleigh Beeler also invented and patented sled runners for the Kne-Koster. The patent for those was applied for on March 30, 1925 and was issued on April 20, 1926.

    As far as value. In the last couple of years I have seen them sell from around a hundred dollars to a few hunderd dollars depending on condition and the economy. Most recently, I saw one sell in the $300.00 range. It appeared to be in very good condition. I hope this information helps. Flexyracer
  11. Jodee55, 6 years ago
    Thanks flexyracer, I appreciate all the info. I hope someday I can return the help to you. Have a fantastic day.
  12. flexyracer, 6 years ago
    I have posted some additional information about the Kne-Koster you may find useful at:

    It includes the patent drawing, a couple of ads, and some information on a few Kne-Kosters that have sold over the past couple of years including one that sold just a few days ago. I will leave the information up for a day or two. Flexyracer
  13. Jodee55, 6 years ago
    Thanks , but just one picture came through
  14. flexyracer, 6 years ago
    I am not sure why you are only able to view one picture. I have opened the webpage on three different computers (two PCs and a MAC) using three different web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari). The webpage opened every time within a few seconds and all photos were visible. You might try refreshing the webpage. Flexyracer
  15. Jay, 6 years ago
    I actually found one and some of the research quoted above came from my own investigation.The key element being that this was the first patent for an independant trucking system similar to that used on skateboards of today. Mine was only slightly better than yours. I had a $1,500 "Buy it Now" price and sold it in a few hours hours for $500.00. Another auction watcher was upset I sold it before the auction ended so I bought it back for $600.00 and sold it to the second guy for $750.00 If I held out I could have gotten more. No matter what anyone says about price and collectibility , this is the foundation of the very first skateboard. Remember there is a period of time betweeen patent pending and the granting of an actual patent.
  16. pat, 6 years ago
    i have one of those
  17. woody56 woody56, 4 years ago
    Hello, Do you still own the Ken-Koster ?

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