Patent Model - Artificial Sliding-Hill

Maker and role
Constantine De Bodisco (Russian), Patentee
Pedro De Rivera (Spanish), Patentee
Production date
Sep 21 1869
See full details

Object detail

Wood, string, metal
5 1/8 x 14 1/8 x 6" (13 x 35.9 x 15.2cm)
De Bodisco and De Rivera’s artificial sliding-hill for sledding was described in the patent as giving “the public...a delightful and desirable winter amusement.” Its components were a tower with an inclined plane which was paved with ice and snow. The tower contained both an elevator and a winding staircase to reach the top. An endless belt was also provided with hooks to carry sleds to the top of the tower where people would get on them and slide down the hill. (Patent Number 95,095)
Object number
Currently on display?


My shortlist

Object type

Explore other objects by color

Public comments

Be the first to comment on this object record.

Google reCaptchaThis site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.