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Ice skates (pair)

Object Number: 
1948.58ab
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.
Gallery Label: 
These ice skates were found in the attic of an old Long Island house.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Rita S. Gottesman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group