Fig.1: Brabant ice skates,
In the southern provinces of the Netherlands these were the traditional
children's ice skates. They were called 'Brabant clogs' or 'Brabant bones'.
Originally this model was used in England as club skate. How they were brought
to the Netherlands and how they became popular is unclear.
Manufacturer: unknown; mark: none
Technical data: total length: 23 cm; height over ice: 3.5 cm; platforms:
22 cm long, 5 cm wide; runner blades: 14 mm tall, 3 mm thick; weight: 195
Fig.2: Brabant ice skates, c.1950
product from a Friesland ice skates factory.
Manufacturer: Nijdam, Akkrum; mark: detail 2a
Technical data: total length: 24 cm; height over ice: 3.2 cm; platforms:
24 cm long, 5 cm wide; runner blades: 14 mm tall, 2 mm wide; weight: 155