Skate, Ice
Skate, Ice
Skate, Ice
Skate, Ice
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Halifax Regional Municipality / Dartmouth Heritage Museum Collection

Skate, Ice


Accession number: 1965x.059a-b
Date: 1863
Materials: wood, steel, bronze
Measurements: 38 cm L x 5.5 cm W x 5.5 cm Hlength measurement above is for the blade. Length of wooden sole is 30.5cm Width recorded above is for widest point of wooden sole, the widest point of the wooden heel is 5cm
Marks/Label: Makers mark is engraved on the top of the skate blade: The Starr Mfg. Co. / Makers Halifax N.S. / Canada
Narrative: Taken from A.I.F. File:

This is an early type of skate manufactured by the Starr Manufacturing company in Dartmouth, prior to the invention of the spring or "Acme" skate which made the company famous.
Description: Pair of wooden top skates with leather straps made of birds eye maple, blade made by Starr Manufacturing, metal screw in heel and 2 metal points allowed the wearer some purchase while skating, 15 round holes in blade