Wendy Hamilton Antiques

SOLD  Rare Hand Made Antique Ice Skates With Forged Iron Blades - Large 5.25" Curls C 1830'S C.W.Wirth Germany

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RARE HAND MADE ANTIQUE ICE SKATES WITH FORGED IRON BLADES - LARGE 5.25" CURLS c 1830's C.W.WIRTH GERMANY

 

RARE HAND MADE ANTIQUE ICE SKATES WITH FORGED IRON BLADES - LARGE 5.25" CURLS c 1850's

MAKERS MARK FAINT ON THE WOOD "C.W. WIRTH WARRANTED"..The C.W. Wirth Company of Hutz Germany exported these high quality skates to Philadelphia in the 1830's.

Reference: Antique Ice Skates For The Collector by Russell Herner p.42-43.

THESE SKATES ARE BEAUTIFULLY PROPORTIONED. THEY HAVE WOOD PLATFORMS WHICH ARE TAPERED IN THE MIDDLE. ONE SKATE RETAINS MOST OF ITS ORIGINAL LEATHER STRAPS: THE SCREWS AT THE HEEL PREVENT BOOT SLIPPAGE.

APPROXIMATE DIMENSIONS: Length 9 3/4" to end of the platform and 14" to the end of the blade.. height of curl 5.25".

 

CONDITION: AS FOUND. SOME  DAMAGE TO HEEL OF SKATE WITH LEATHER.  LOSSES TO LEATHER STRAPS. SEE PHOTOS