Ice skates for the Dutch Roll (1)



Fig.1: Ice skates for the Dutch Roll, c.1900
Skates for the Dutch Roll developed from the Holland skates with curled blades. In order to make them safer the curls were simply sawed off as shown in this picture.

Manufacturer: unknown, probably German; mark: none
Technical data
: total length: 35 cm; height over ice: 3.3 cm; platforms: 28 cm long, 6 cm wide; runner blades 15 mm tall, 3 mm thick; weight: 295 g

Fig.2: Ice skates for the Dutch Roll, c.1900

The platforms of these skates are alike those of skates with curled up blades but these blades have been made on purpose. The skates look a bit like English club skates but are different. They have iron studs to support the boots.
 
Manufacturer: unknown; mark: none
Technical data: total length: 33.5 cm; height over ice: 3.5 cm; platforms: 24 cm long, 6 cm wide; runner blades 17 mm tall, 3.5 mm thick; weight: 295 g


Fig.3: Ice skates for the Dutch Roll, c.1900

This is a transitional model too. The skates in figure 2 were handmade but these skates show signs of having been made in an industrial manner.

Manufacturer: unknown, probably German; mark: none
Technical data
: total length: 36 cm; height over ice: 3.3 cm; platforms: 30 cm long, 5.5 cm wide; runner blades 15 mm tall, 4 mm thick; weight: 295 g
 



 

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