Children's Skates
DUTCH SKATES WITH BRASS FINIALS
Circa: 1890
Length: 10 3/4"
Width:
1 3/4"
Platform Height:
1 1/8"
Blade Width:
1.5/16" Slight rocker
Curl Height:
2 1/4"
Appear to be handmade. Square platform, iron runners, three barbs in the heel screw.
Circa: 1830
Length: 9 3/8"
Width: 2 1/2"
Platform Height:
1 5/8"
Blade Width:
2.5/16" Narrow groove ground down the midline of each blade (not entirely continuous). Could be a primitive attempt to hollow grind blades. Rockered blade.
Curl Height:
1 5/16"
Handmade, hand carved very thick platforms, hourglass shape, traces of the original green paint remain. No heel spike remaining.
Circa: 1880
Length: 9"
Width:
2 1/8"
Platform Height:
1 3/4"
Blade Width:
1/4" Slightly rockered
Size 8, two stanchions, closed toe. Slotted screw in the heel, toe leathers attached by a screw on the bottom of the platform. Iron runners.
Circa: 1872
Length: 10" to end of heel screw
Width:
2"
Platform Height:
1 1/2"
Blade Width:
3/16" Rockered
Barney and Berry of Springfield, Massachusetts metal skates with ankle supports. Brass trim- heel cup and buckles. Stamped Pat'd April 8 72 May 2 73? Tightens with a heel screw. Hinged metal ankle supports with leather and metal ankle strap.
WILLIAM HAWKINS PATENT
Circa:
1865
Length: 8 1/4"
Width:
2 1/8"
Platform Height:
approximately 1 3/4"
Blade Width:
1/4" Slightly rockered
Decorative, cast iron. Stamped Wm Hawkins, Derby, Conn. The adjustable heel screw is missing. Please see the Shirley Patent skates in North American Skates for details of how this worked. Two sharp horizonal screws helped to hold the heel in place.
Circa: 1830-1860
Length: 9 3/4""
Width: 2 1/4"
Platform Height: 1 1/4"
Blade Height: 3/4"
Blade Width: 3/16" No rocker, no gutter
Very primitive, hand carved, possibly oak platform. The blade is made out of an old file- the teeth marks can still be seen on the side of the blades. The handle has been fashioned into multiple curls which fit into a groove in the toe of the platform. The other end is flattened and nailed to the heel of the platform with a large, hand-made nail. No screws or spikes or barbs to hold the boot in place.
JOHNSON SNOW GLIDERS
Circa: 1930
Length: 9 1/4"
Width:
2 3/8"
Blade Width:
fluted on the bottom, no rocker
Tip Height:
1 3/4"
Stamped JOHNSON SNOW GLIDER. PAT. APLD. FOR on the top of the platform. Metal heel cap, cloth straps.