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    Posted 8 years ago

    michaelr.g.1
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    Looking for the makers NAME, PATENT NUMBER AND DATE of this commercially manufactured Jack Jumper ski sled????...
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    Name Answered: Manufactured be the C. W. Prichard Co. Adams Mass. Does anybody know the pat. # ?

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    Jack Jumping, known as Skibock in Europe, is an old winter sport that involves descending a snowy slope on a Jackjumper. The Jackjumper is a skiing device with a small bench seat attached to a ski, the earliest ones utilizing barrel staves for skis. The seat may be solidly mounted with a post, or sometimes a spring and/or shock absorbing device in employed. The origins of Jack Jumping, as well as its name, remain a mystery, BUT its thought to have originated in New England during the mid to late 1800s.
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    KeyWords- Skibock, Coaster-sled, Jack Adams, Jack-jumper, Jack Jumping, seat, bench, wood, steel, mid to late 1800's, stave, band, single runner, double, similar to slalom skiing, race, downhill, alpine, toy, snow, sled, W. J. Roach patented a collapsible version on Nov 10, 1914 patent # 1,116,487 called a coaster sled, my jack jumper is painted red with white trim, 1915, early 1900's,

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    1. mitch1296, 8 years ago
      I have one. The Jack Jumper was manufactured be the C. W. Prichard Co. Adams Mass. I have no pat. date.
    2. michaelr.g.1, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the info Mitch !

      So yours has the name printed on it?
    3. robincollects, 6 years ago
      Has anyone ever seen a double seater? Or guess it's worth? I have one from my grandparents from North Adams, MA similar to the one pictured, painted red.
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
      I had one like this when I was a kid growing up in Vermont, same color and all. My point here is it originally belonged to my grandfather when he was growing up. He was born late 1880's so I have to assume these are now antique. Let me add they ain't worth a dam in fluffy snow.
    5. michaelr.g.1, 5 years ago
      Thanks for all the great responses...I have seen a Jack jumper with double runner, but not a double seater? Value of Jack Jumpers vary from $20 to $130 depending on condition, age and rarity of model...The first primitive ones where reportedly made from barrel staves but no clue on vale.
    6. BillBroad, 4 years ago
      I picked up one in Burlington Vermont yesterday. It's in original condition....paint , stripes and company logo.
      It was made by the W P Pritchard company in Adams Massachusetts. I'm looking for information on the company. Based on it's characteristics I want to believe it was Pritchard was probably a sleigh and carriage builder.
      I would be very interested to hear from anyone with more information!

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