Antique wooden Skis and Ski Poles by LH Hagen & Co Christiania. Highly regarded L.H. HAGEN & CO., CHRISTIANIA (MANUFACTURERS) Christiana (Oslo) Norway 1892-1920s. The same Ski type used by members of Scott's British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-13 the pair of wooden skis blindstamped 'L.H. HAGEN & CO. CHRISTIANIA' on the underside of the tips. Iron and leather boot-fixings and linoleum boot pad (leather fixing missing to right hand ski). Pair of later bamboo poles with fitted metal tips, with leather fittings and leather wrist-ties. Great for decoration, themed events, film props and reenactment. L. H. Hagen and Company was a sporting goods, wheel maker, and ski manufacturing company that supplied skis and sledges to the Nansen, Amundsen, and Byrd expeditions. Hagen was involved with Fritz Huitfeldt and the development of his ski binding around the turn of the century. In 1891, Captain Christof Iselin from Glaris, Switzerland experimented with home-made skis with his buddies. He went to Christiana, Norway in 1892 and ordered a complete set of skis to be made by the L. H. Hagen Company. This was the first year that Hagen made skis. The Ski business went bankrupt in the early 1920s. £495.00 Postage can be arranged at separate cost, we are happy to establish the most competitive postal rate. Checkout will mention delivery, this is not included within the price stated. Other items featured in our images are not included in the sale.
Antique wooden Skis and Ski Poles by LH Hagen & Co Christiania.