Antique Western Flyer Co. Skis
c. 1940's, 20th century
84"l x 2.75"w x 2.5"h
© Vintage Winter
A wonderful example of Western Flyer Skis with perfect logos seen here. If this name sounds familiar its because Western Flyer was a popular brand name for Western Auto Supply Company. It is said that George Pepperdine started the company with $5 in 1909. If that name rings a bell its because he later founded Pepperdine University in California. Western Flyer's brand name was found on Bicycles, toy trains, scooters, etc. I have seen literally thousands of antique and vintage skis in my life and I have only seen a few Western Flyer skis. Read more on the history of Western Supply Company.
There is a small divot on each tip (presumably with a great off-piste skiing story), however the chips are hardly noticeable from a distance. These would look great on the wall, as the logos are still very colorful and intact.