American club skates



Fig
.1: American club skates, c.1880
Elegant pair of ice skates with brass stanchions. Also the inlay at the front (detail 1a) and the stud at the rear (detail 1b) have been made of brass. Contrary to what was usual in England the Americans did not use heel screws but studs and leather heel and toe pieces to fasten their boots to the platforms. Consider the wide slot at the front of the platforms which indicates that similar straps were used as can be seen in figure 2.

Manufacturer: unknown
Mark: none
Technical data: total length: 27 cm, height over ice: 4 cm; platforms: 24 cm long, 5.5 cm wide; runner blades: 11 mm tall, 6 mm thick; weight: 340 g including bindings


Fig.2: American club skates, c. 1910

Classic American skates to be used in indoor ice rinks. Simpler design than the ones in figure 1.

Manufacturer: unknown
Mark: none
Technical data: total length: 27 cm, height over ice: 4.5 cm; platforms: 24 cm long, 6 cm wide; runner blades: 10 mm tall, 7 mm thick; weight: 370 g including bindings

 



 




 


detail 1a
 


detail 1b













 


detail 2

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