Old Sporting Equipment Week 16

October 23rd, 2013 by Janak Shah


These ice skates resemble somewhat elvish shoes, and are another one of the vast collection of skates in the West Loft of the barn. These skates have a base of thin metal with a curved tip. These skates are made of wood, with the sole mounted onto the blade. There are leather straps attached to the toe and heel end of the skates, and three straps with buckles connect the two straps at the toe end. These straps help one’s foot fit more comfortably inside these skates as well.

Unfortunately, not much is known about these ice skates, with the exception being the owner, Bessie Punchard Goldsmith. The maker’s note is also visible on the skate, Aug. H Perry of Salem, Mississippi. Aside from their place of origin, these skates do not have a plethora of information about them. However, they are another example of theĀ  vintage skates that can be found in the Andover Historical Society collection.





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3 Responses to “Old Sporting Equipment Week 16”

  1. Ainee Beland says:

    Thank you for sharing!

  2. This design is wicked! You certainly know how to
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  3. Just see the shape it makes you want to try. Besides skating can be a journey to the past.

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