Holland speed skates (2 of 4)

Fig.1: Holland speed skates, around 1900
Like the Ouderkerk model this type of ice skates have been made by various local blacksmiths. Most collectors indicate skates like this pair as 'Waddinxveen model'. Others say it should be called 'Bergambacht model'. We prefer the latter as we think the model is much older than the activities of the Waddinxveen blacksmith who made these skates. However, it is difficult to deliver water holding evidence.

Manufacturer: GBr. de Rooij, Waddinxveen; mark: detail 1b
Technical data: total length: 34 cm; height over ice: 3.1 cm; platforms: 30 cm long, 5 cm wide; runner blades: 15 mm tall, 2.5 mm thick; weight: 255 g


Fig.2: Holland speed skates, around 1910

These skates are look-a-likes but made by a different blacksmith.

Manufacturer: J. Eerland, Krimpen on IJssel; mark: detail 2
Technical data: total length: 34 cm; height over ice: 3.1 cm; platforms: 30 cm long, 5 cm wide; runner blades: 15 mm tall, 2.5 mm thick; weight: 255 g


Fig.3: Holland speed skates, around 1900

This model can be indicated as transitional. The skates show the characteristics of both the Ouderkerk (see page 1) and the Bergambacht model.

Manufacturer: P. Rond Pzn, Gouda; mark: detail 3
Technical data: total length: 35 cm; height over ice: 3.2 cm; platforms: 30 cm long, 5.5 cm wide; runner blades: 15 mm tall, 3 mm thick; weight: 245 g


Fig.4: Holland speed skates, around 1900

Concluding a pair of the Ouderkerk model is shown made by the same blacksmith as the skates in figure 3. Detail 4 shows that the transition can be seen as a logical evolution.

Manufacturer: P. Rond Pzn, Gouda; mark: detail 3
Technical data: total length: 34.5 cm; height over ice: 3 cm; platforms: 28 cm long, 5 cm wide; runner blades: 153 mm tall, 2.5 mm thick; weight: 185 g

 












 

 


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