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Ollie Bat skateboard accessory

Ollie Bat skateboard accessory

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Description (Brief)
The Ollie bat is a skateboard device that allows for manipulating the skateboard to do tricks. It is a black plastic device in the shape of a bat with two holes in each end for attached the device to the skateboard. This device never actually made it to production but is an example of the ingenuity of skateboarders and their desire to continue to innovate their sport. The donor, Michael Alan Hays was the maker of this device.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Ollie Bat
Ollie Bat, skateboard
Ollie Bat, skateboarding
date made
1988
1987
1980s
maker
Hays, Michael Alan
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 in x 3 in x 1/2 in; 2.54 cm x 7.62 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
2014.0115.01
accession number
2014.0115
catalog number
2014.0115.01
subject
Sports
skateboarding
Invention
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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