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.
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.
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.
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.