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Pair of wooden roller skates, c 1880.

Hills, Jennie

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


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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