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Product ID: 198199
Fly down the sled hill at lightning speed--or watch your kids have a great time doing so--in these heavy-duty sleds made
of highly durable and slick-coated plastic. The molded nose ensures a fast ride every time and the sled bodies are
cold-crack treated to withstand years of use in even the chilliest winter wonderland. All you need to add is snow.
* Ages three and up
* Width: 7 by 4 by 51 inches (W x H x D)
* Weight: 3 pounds
Paricon has had a long and colorful history in the sled-making business, starting in 1861 with the founding of a family
business, Paris Manufacturing, in South Paris, Maine, by the great grandfather of current CEO, Hank Morton. From then
through today, and into the future, the story unfolds.
It all started, in 1861, when Henry Morton married Lucilla Forbes and the young couple started making sleds in their
home. Henry constructed the sleds by hand and his wife decorated them. Their son, Will, an accomplished artist,
distinguished himself as a sled painter, specializing in water scenes and scrolls. Hand-decorated sleds today are much
sought after by collectors, but the originals were probably meant to ensure that each sled would be a child's prized
During the early 1900s, when each sled was made by hand, the company employed close to 300 workers. It continued in
operation as a family business, still employing 200 workers, until the family gave up ownership in 1970s and sold to
Gladding Corporation. In 1978, Hank Morton, great-grandson of the founder, headed a group of investors that purchased
the company back from Gladding.
Today, Hank and his sons, Ted and Tom, are continuing the family tradition in the sled business with Paricon. The sled
line has evolved to include a wide assortment of products for winter use sleds, including steel runner and plastic
models at various price points; snowboards; foam sliders; inflatable tubes; wooden toboggans and snow toys. Paricon
serves customers throughout the U.S. from its distribution center in South Paris with high-quality products and on-time