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

Lightning Guider Sleds

 
 
Lightning Guider Sleds Marker image. 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. Touch 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 walking distance of this marker. Clark's Ferry Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Duncannon Area Schools (approx. half a mile away); Ross McHugh Hood (approx. 0.6 miles away); Clark's Ferry Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Railroad in Duncannon (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Sunday School In Perry County
Lightning Guider Sleds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
2. Lightning Guider Sleds Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Duncannon National Bank (approx. 0.7 miles away); Duncannon Presbyterian Church Annex (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
3. Another View of the Marker and the Old Plant Building
The Plant Today image. 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 image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 16, 2009
5. Lightning Guider Sled
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,935 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 6, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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