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Antique ice skates, Brass and steel, decorative design, mid-1800's

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Item # 14-037

Factory made decorative ice skates with heavy brass platforms and steel blades. Estimated to be from the latter half of the 1800's. Marked G.H. Park on top of platform. Uncertain as to where G.H. Park was located but similar skates were made by Robert Gibson Co of Connecticut. Again have not found anything of use on the Robert Gibson Co.

There are several patents for similar skates, notably Smirley's patent of June 21, 1861 and P. Dooley's of March 30, 1860. As can be seen this skate design utilizes a heel screw and a leather toe strap to secure the skate to the boot.

These skates are in good condition but are missing the toe strap/harness which has been cut away sometime in the past. A portion of the strap remains attached to the skates.

The skates have a slight curvature of the steel runners suggesting that these skates could have been used for figure skating.

Overall the skates are 10 7/8 inches long by 2 3/4 inches wide at widest point and 2 inches high. They are heavy and weigh in at approx. 3 lbs for the pair.

A unique and eye-catching ice skating collectible display item.
Item # 14-037

Factory made decorative ice skates with heavy brass platforms and steel blades. Estimated to be from the latter half of the 1800's. Marked G.H. Park on top of platform. Uncertain as to where G.H. Park was located but similar skates were made by Robert Gibson Co of Connecticut. Again have not found anything of use on the Robert Gibson Co.

There are several patents for similar skates, notably Smirley's patent of June 21, 1861 and P. Dooley's of March 30, 1860. As can be seen this skate design utilizes a heel screw and a leather toe strap to secure the skate to the boot.

These skates are in good condition but are missing the toe strap/harness which has been cut away sometime in the past. A portion of the strap remains attached to the skates.

The skates have a slight curvature of the steel runners suggesting that these skates could have been used for figure skating.

Overall the skates are 10 7/8 inches long by 2 3/4 inches wide at widest point and 2 inches high. They are heavy and weigh in at approx. 3 lbs for the pair.

A unique and eye-catching ice skating collectible display item.

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Antique ice skates, Brass and steel, decorative design, mid-1800's

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: Steel, brass, leather
  • Feedback: 48 reviews
  • Favorited by: 9 people
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