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Antique Swiss "JACK ETTINGER" Skis (Unrestored)

SOLD - Antique Swiss "JACK ETTINGER" Skis

This pair of unrestored antique "Jack Ettinger" skis are equipped with  Attenhofer "FLEX" bindings and are in fair condition. These skis are also equipped with climbing skin attachments (one skin is still attached). If you are looking for a classic pair of Swiss skis to decorate your chalet, this pair is for you!

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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 then sold under “R. & Ch. Ettinger”. 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.

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Data sheet

Year
1940's
Origin
Switzerland (Davos)
Comments
Non restored. Rusty edges but overall in good condition.
Size
L 205 cm X W 7.3 cm
Material
Wood, Metal
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