English Skates
Circa: 1890
Length: 13"
Width: 2 1/4"
Platform Height: 1 3/8"
Top Blade Width: 5/16" at the heel, 1/4" in the middle, 1/2" at the toe. Rockered.
Bottom Blade Width: 1/4" Rockered.
Heel and toe plates remain screwed to the boots, blades are interchangable. Manufactured by the John Wilson Co. Sheffield, England. Plate stamped LONDON MADE. Upper blades shown have a concave sides. Stamped HILL & SON, 4 HAYMARKET, LONDON. Size 12 and DOWLER PATENT 7384. Bottom blades have obtuse blades. Also stamped HILL & SON, 4 HAYMARKET, LONDON. Size 12 and 7384.
FIGURE SKATES
Circa: 1870
Length: 11 3/8"
Width: 2 1/2"
Platform Height: 1 1/2"
Blade Width: 1/4" Rockered
Manufactured by the I. Sorby Co. of Sheffield, England. Walnut platforms, two sharp barbs in the toe, heel screw. Fastened with two leathers.
VICTORIAN SKATES
Circa: 1850
Length: 14"
Width: 2 1/2"
Curl Height: 2 15/16"
Platform Height: 1 1/2"
Blade Width: 3/16" Flat blade
Walnut platforms, heel screw, brass stars and scalloped brass toe plate, three morticed slots for leather straps. Manufactured by the Wiliam Marples and Sons of Sheffield, England.
FIGURE SKATES
Circa: 1900?
Length: 13"
Width: 2 3/4"
Platform Height: 1 3/4"
Blade Width: 5/16" Rockered
HIBERNIA by the William Marples & Sons Makers Sheffield. Bottom 1/4" wider than the rest of the blade. Possibly beech platforms with heel cut down to accomodate boot. Heel screw and two barbs in the toe to prevent slipping.
Circa: 1940
Blade Length:
11 1/2"
Boot Width:
3 1/4"
Platform Height:
1 3/8"
Curl Height:
2 1/4" Rockered blade
Stamped James Howarth & Son, Sheffield. Brown leather uppers, blades are screwed to the boots with slotted screws. 1" heel.