Pair of wooden roller skates, c 1880.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Pair of wooden roller skates, c 1880.

Hills, Jennie

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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Roller skates designed to be strapped over the wearer's own shoes. The first attempts to make roller skates appear to begin in the 18th century. By 1880 roller skating was becoming established as a popular sport.
 

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