Plimpton roller skate

Plimpton roller skate

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Description (Brief)
Plimpton roller skate with a wooden foot plate, 2 leather buckle straps at the toe and a leather heel support with brass plate. There are four wooden wheels held onto the bottom of the skate with metal brackets.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Skate, Roller
roller skate
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
leather (overall material)
overall: 10 in x 3 in x 6 in; 25.4 cm x 7.62 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
from Miss Elizabeth W. Plimpton
Roller Skating
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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