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Antique ice skates, blacksmith made

Antique ice skates, blacksmith made

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: Metal, wood
  • Favorited by: 13 people
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From East Glastonbury, CT
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Description

Item # 14-025

Very heavy and primitive blacksmith made ice skates. The runners were most likely hammered into shape on an anvil and show signs of having been built up by hammering to incorporate what appears to be a harder strip of steel to the bottom surface of the runner to maintain sharpness.

The skates have a big 4 1/2 inch curl which flares out to a 1/2 inch width at the end of the curl. The curl was used to facilitate skating over rough ice as would be found on frozen rivers or lakes.

The blades are 1/4 inch wide. The wooden platforms are also handcrafted as evidenced by small irregularities in shape. The heel screws appear to be original and likely hand-made. The platforms have slots for straps.

It is likely these skates were made between 1700's to early 1800's in America.

A unique, one-of-a-kind pair.

Wood and steel in good condition. Usual surface pitting that can be expected from items this old. The wood platforms are also in good shape and appear to have been cleaned.

The skates have an overall length of 12 1/2 inches, curl of 4 1/2 inches, blade thickness of about 1/4 inches and platform width of 2 1/4 inches
Item # 14-025

Very heavy and primitive blacksmith made ice skates. The runners were most likely hammered into shape on an anvil and show signs of having been built up by hammering to incorporate what appears to be a harder strip of steel to the bottom surface of the runner to maintain sharpness.

The skates have a big 4 1/2 inch curl which flares out to a 1/2 inch width at the end of the curl. The curl was used to facilitate skating over rough ice as would be found on frozen rivers or lakes.

The blades are 1/4 inch wide. The wooden platforms are also handcrafted as evidenced by small irregularities in shape. The heel screws appear to be original and likely hand-made. The platforms have slots for straps.

It is likely these skates were made between 1700's to early 1800's in America.

A unique, one-of-a-kind pair.

Wood and steel in good condition. Usual surface pitting that can be expected from items this old. The wood platforms are also in good shape and appear to have been cleaned.

The skates have an overall length of 12 1/2 inches, curl of 4 1/2 inches, blade thickness of about 1/4 inches and platform width of 2 1/4 inches

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