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Old Court House Museum

Skate, Ice

Accession number: 2011.31.41
Object type: Gear, Skating
Date: circa 1880
Materials: wood, metal, leather
Measurements: 36 cm L x 5 cm W x 3.5 cm H
Description: A wooden base for the skate with a metal blade attached to the bottom. The metal blade is longer than the wooden base and ends in a curved tip. The wooden base has slots down the length of the skate so that one can adjust the size of the skate with the leather strap. At the opposite end of the curved point, in the wood base there is a leather strap attached to either side of the wooden base to tie one's foot to the skate for use. At the end of the string there is a metal circle tied to the string on either side of the skate.

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