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Duncannon in Perry County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lightning Guider Sleds

 
 
Lightning Guider Sleds Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
1. Lightning Guider Sleds Marker
Inscription. Produced between 1904 and 1988 by the Standard Novelty Works, located here. In 1920 the plant was credited with producing more children's sleds than any other U.S. factory; its capacity was then 1,600 to 1,800 per day. The company also made children's wagons, porch swings, porch gates, and furniture products. Established 1904 by William Wills and P.F. Duncan, the plant was closed in October 1990.
 
Erected 1992 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 23.883′ N, 77° 1.387′ W. Marker is in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, in Perry County. Marker is on North Market Street (County Road 274), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duncannon PA 17020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clark's Ferry Bridge Company (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pennsylvania Canal (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Canal
Lightning Guider Sleds Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
2. Lightning Guider Sleds Marker
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Col. Timothy Green (approx. 5.1 miles away); Rockville Bridge (approx. 6 miles away); Village of Heckton (approx. 6.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Duncannon.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Old Sled Works. (Submitted on June 6, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Lightning Guider Sleds - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Another View of the Marker and the Old Plant Building Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
3. Another View of the Marker and the Old Plant Building
The Plant Today Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
4. The Plant Today
The plant building is used today as a antique and craft mart.
Lightning Guider Sled Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 16, 2009
5. Lightning Guider Sled
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,671 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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