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Ice Skates, Antique, Interesting ankle supprt, 1870's

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Item # 14-074

Antique steel ice skates, clamp-on type with incorporated ankle supports. Estimated to be made in the 1870's. Likely not a very common pair of skates and probably used by people with weak ankles. Have not been able to identify maker but these were made in USA and possibly by Barney & Berry, Union Hardware, Winslow, Douglas & Rogers or some other maker.

The shoe clamping is actuated by a lever under the heel that moves toe clamps inward to clamp the shoe, the heel of which is held in place by the leather cup and straps at the heel. The mechanism is adjustable to accommodate a range of shoe widths.

No maker identified, only marking is "Hardened" referring to the blade condition.

In good condition with all leather parts present and in good condition and still retain a fair degree of flexibility. The metal shows light surface pitting but that is expected from items of this age and derives from prior use and storage. The clamping mechanism is nicely functional.

The runners are 7/32 inch thick and the skates are 11 1/2 inch long. The ankle support height ranges from 6 1/2 inches at lowest height to 8 1/2 inches at the highest.
Item # 14-074

Antique steel ice skates, clamp-on type with incorporated ankle supports. Estimated to be made in the 1870's. Likely not a very common pair of skates and probably used by people with weak ankles. Have not been able to identify maker but these were made in USA and possibly by Barney & Berry, Union Hardware, Winslow, Douglas & Rogers or some other maker.

The shoe clamping is actuated by a lever under the heel that moves toe clamps inward to clamp the shoe, the heel of which is held in place by the leather cup and straps at the heel. The mechanism is adjustable to accommodate a range of shoe widths.

No maker identified, only marking is "Hardened" referring to the blade condition.

In good condition with all leather parts present and in good condition and still retain a fair degree of flexibility. The metal shows light surface pitting but that is expected from items of this age and derives from prior use and storage. The clamping mechanism is nicely functional.

The runners are 7/32 inch thick and the skates are 11 1/2 inch long. The ankle support height ranges from 6 1/2 inches at lowest height to 8 1/2 inches at the highest.

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Ice Skates, Antique, Interesting ankle supprt, 1870's

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: Steel, leather
  • Feedback: 48 reviews
  • Favorited by: 8 people
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