Am I ever dissapointed
. . . . and I thought you folks were accomplished ski historians.
Bonni, the bindings were made by Miller
. For years Miller was based out of Orem, Utah - a community south of Salt Lake City. The toe and heel piece on the Miller binding were similar - if not identical - and released in every conceivable direction. They used to demonstrate them by skiing down a hill and into a solid object about boot height; the skier would then take a flyer . . . .
Miller was also well known for the Miller Soft
; a powder ski by design and ahead of its time by virtue of a shorter design length. As recently as the late eighties, it wasn't unusual to see Miller Softs in the Snowbird tram on a powder day.
The Hart skis in your photo are typical of early sixties skis - like Converse sneakers: black or white, high-top or low - early Heads and Harts were plain black, but were a galaxie ahead of their wooden ancestors. I still want a pair of Hart Javelin SSL's (black and white) and XXL's (red and black) for the garage.