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Antique Ice skates, racing

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Item # 15-431

Antique racing skates of Joseph Donoghue design. He was a world champion speed skater in late to early 1900's He designed his own racing skates which he used in his races. The original skates were made by the Union Hardware Co of Connecticut under his direct supervision. I would expect that those skates would have at least the Union Hardware Co logo on them. These do not so it is likely these were not made by Union Hardware.

The design was widely used by various manufacturers and sold through retail outlets such as Montgomery Ward (see their 1903catalog, pg. 266)

The skates are 14 inches long and 2 1/4 inches wide. The wood is in very good condition and does show light usage resulting in light scuffing on top edges. The original red paint is good. The steel shows light rusting which has been cleaned and waxed to prevent further rusting. There is light pitting of the metal. The straps are missing. The skates are a nice display item from a bygone era.


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  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: Wood, Steel
  • Feedback: 47 reviews
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