'Wheel Skates', 19th century.
2 7 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 19cm

'Wheel Skates', 19th century.

Foden, Marc

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Wash drawing by Marc Foden made in 1967. It shows a man and two ladies wearing skates consisting of a single large wheel fastened to either leg just below the knee. The man doffs his hat to the ladies as he skates past them. Two other designs of wheeled skate are also illustrated. The drawing was produced for the Science Museum's land transport gallery.



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