"SOLD" Antique Swiss A. ETTINGER "EDELWEISS" Skis
This pair of beautifully restored antique A. Ettinger "EDELWEISS" skis are equipped with Attenhofer "Alpina" bindings. They are clean, complete & besides a very small hole on one of the tails, they are flawless. The leather binding straps are attached with rarely seen brass rivets.
In 1895, the brothers Rudolf & Christian Ettinger founded the “Wagnerei & Skifabrik zur Mühle” (cart making & ski factory to the mill) in Davos-Glaris. Rudolf opened a sport shop and moved the business to Davos Platz in 1906 where he also made all kind of carts and the famous “Davos” sledge. During World War I, they sold yearly over 10’000 pairs of skis to the army. Ettinger acquired in 1919 a ski factory from Herald Smith (founded in 1912), located in Diessenhofen. Andreas, one of Rudolf’s sons managed the center which took over the ski production and added to the assortment of wooden wheels for cars. The skis were sold under “R. & Ch. Ettinger”. The factory was later renamed "A. Ettinger Ski Fabrik" (ca. 1938-39) when Andreas took over. Jack Ettinger, the youngest son, was member of the Swiss National Ski Team and slalom champion of 1936. Two years before, he developed the “Jack Ettinger” edge. Later he headed for 25 years the Ski School Davos and founded in 1939 the first Swiss Ski School in Argentina. Jack Ettinger also suggested end of the 30’s to Ernst Constam, the inventor of the J-bar ski lift, to use T-bars. The Ettinger family still own three sport article shops in Davos.
- Switzerland (Diessenhofen)
- Restored to their original condition
- L 215 cm X W 9 cm
- Wood, Metal, Leather