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Ice skates (pair)

Ice skates (pair)
Title
Ice skates (pair)
Date 
ca. 1820-1860
Medium 
Wood, leather, iron
Dimensions 
each: 4 x 11 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 10.2 x 30.2 x 6.4 cm )
Description 
Pair of ice skates with grooved iron runner attached to wooden base; leather ankle and toe straps secured with fiber cord; three small spikes at front of base and one large spike at rear for attaching skate to bottom of shoe.
Credit Line 
Gift of Rita S. Gottesman
Object Number 
1948.58ab
Gallery Label 
These ice skates were found in the attic of an old Long Island house.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group