H973.950.1a-b - Ice skates c. 1850s

Catalogue Number
H973.950.1a-b
Object Name
ice skate
Object Type
equipment
Origin Country
NETHERLANDS
Use Country
Canada ?
Dates/Period
1850s
Date
1850 to 1859
Physical Description
Pair of Dutch homemade ice skates; each consists of a long flat block of wood, roughly foot shaped attached by screws to an iron blade; each blade is very slightly convex (in side view) towards the front and sharply upturned.
Material
IRON, WOOD
Parts
Artifact Part Height (cm) Length (cm) Width (cm) Depth (cm) Diameter (cm) Thickness (cm) Weight
a) 30.80 5.70
b) 29.60 5.30
Nomenclature
Department
History
Source
Dionne, Charles N.