Marks on Dutch ice skates (A-L)

Anchor crossed with staff of Hermes - Mark of unknown blacksmith; c. 1900

AVIA - Trade mark of G.J. Jense & Zn, Delft - the ice skates were made by blacksmith D. Straathorst, Overschie - 1900-1920

Bastet - Trade mark of T.F. Bastet, Amsterdam - c.1890

Batavier - Trade mark of K.E. de Vries & Zn, IJlst; c. 1950

Batavus - Trade mark of Batavus, Heerenveen - 1933-1955

Batavus - Trade mark of Batavus, Heerenveen - on Silumin ice skates (aluminium alloy) - 1939-1941

Boer & Verbeek, Rotterdam - Unknown firm; maybe trade mark of c. 1930

C - Mark of blacksmith Cornelis Schakel, Bensdorp - 1876-1890 - it is unknown which of the two marks is the eldest

C - Mark of blacksmith Cornelis Schakel, Bensdorp - 1876-1890 - it is unknown which of the two marks is the eldest

CB - Monogram of CB plus A? in heart contour; mark of unknown blacksmith, c. 1900

Condor - Trade mark of Gerrit Nijdam, Oranjewoud - 1937-1968

D - Unclear mark of unknown blacksmith on curled-up blade, c. 1800

D - Unclear mark of unknown blacksmith on curled-up blades, c. 1800

D under 'tree' - mark of blacksmith Dirk Schakel - this mark was used in either Polsbroek (1870-1890) or Barwoutswaarder (1900-1909)

D under 'tree' - mark of blacksmith Dirk Schakel - this mark was used in either Polsbroek (1870-1890) or Barwoutswaarder (1900-1909)

Diploma - Trade mark of Nijdam, Oranjewoud; on figure skates, c. 1955

Duplex - Trade mark of H.J. Gorter, Zwolle - 1894-1906

Eerland - Mark of blacksmith Jan Eerland, Krimpen a/d IJssel - 1900-1925

'eyes' - Trade mark of Summum, The Hague - these ice skates were made by Kees Nauta, Heeg - 1946-1959

Faber - Mark of blacksmith Taeke Faber, Beetsterzwaag - 1905-1919 - also used by Fokke Fokkema, Beetsterzwaag - 1919-1945 - after sale of the forgery

De Friesche Schaatsenfabrieken, Heerenveen - Trade mark, c. 1935

Friese schaats - Trade mark of Jan Nijdam, Akkrum - these ice skates were made by Kees Meinderts, Warga - 1945-1950

Friso, Akkrum - Trade mark of unknown firm

Gelder - Mark of blacksmith W. van Gelder in unknown town, c. 1920

G.GB - Mark of blacksmith Gerrit Grimbergen, Poeldijk - 1875-1910

GHN - Trade mark of Nijdam, Oranjewoud, c. 1950; on figure skates

Go Ahead - Trade mark of Ravenstein & Co., Rotterdam - 1875-1895

H (in heart contour) - Mark of blacksmith Henk Meerkerk, Hei- en Boeicop - 1900-1925

Harrewyn - Mark of blacksmith Leen and his son Kees Harrewijn, Giessenburg - 1885-1928

HJCB - Mark of unknown blacksmith, c. 1900

HK - Mark of blacksmith Henk Kroon, Lisserbroek - 1870-1910

H-M - Trade mark of A.K. Hoekstra, Warga and D.G. Minkema, Oosterlittens - 1852-1895

Hoekstra - Trade mark of A.K. Hoekstra, Warga - 1895-1905

Hoekstra - Trade mark of A.K. Hoekstra & Co., Warga - 1905-1925

Hoekstra - Trade mark of A.K. Hoekstra & Co., Warga - 1925-1945

Hoekstra (underscored plus a different crown) -Trade mark of A.K. Hoekstra & Co., Warga - 1945-1965

IISNOCHT - Trade mark of Batavus, Heerenveen - 1939-1955

JCH - Mark of blacksmith J.C. Hazenbroek, Driebruggen - 1875-1900

P. de Jong - Mark of blacksmith Pieter de Jong, Terhorne; c. 1935

JongensNoor - Trade mark of Jan Nijdam, Akkrum - 1955-1980

Junior - Trade mark of Jan Nijdam, Akkrum - 1955-1980

JWB - Mark of blacksmith Jan Willem Bezemer, Stolwijk - 1880-1915

Karssen - Mark of blacksmiths Arie and Dirk van Karssen, Hoornaar - 1915-1925

Kondor - Trade mark of Nijdam, Oranjewoud, c. 1950; on Norwegian type of speed skates

Kramer - Trade mark of Gebr. Kramer, Rotterdam - these ice skates were made by Taeke Faber, Beetsterzwaag - 1910-1920

Kraus - Trade mark of Wed. J.W.F. Kraus, Rotterdam - these ice skates were made by an unknown blacksmith - 1880-1930

Lantinga - Mark of blacksmith Bonne Lantinga, Warga - 1871-1915

Lassche - Trade mark of Co Lassche, Durgerdam - Lassche was one of the founders of the Viking factory - 1937-1955

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