Holland speed skates (3 of 4)

Fig.1: Holland speed skates, around 1900
Collectors call this model 'Ameider clogs'. The name comes from Ameide a little village near Leerdam. At present the word 'clog' is only used for 'wooden shoes' but formerly it indicated any wooden subject used to be attached to the feet. The model in all aspects is characterized by the heavy execution. Ameider clogs always have a bit retarded necks and brass finials (detail 1a). The shown skates have been made suitable for the Dutch Roll in that the blades were ground with a rather small radius.

Manufacturer: Teunis van Roon, Ameide; mark: detail 1b
Technical data: total length: 38 cm, height over ice: 411 cm; platforms: 30 cm long, 5.5 cm wide; runner blades: 23 mm tall, 3 mm thick; weight: 355 g


Fig.2: Holland speed skates, around 1900

Ice skates of the Ameider model but industrially made in Germany (detail 2a).

Manufacturer: Joh. Caspar Voormann & Sohn, Hagen-Breckerfeld (D); mark: detail 2b
Technical data: total length: 38 cm; height over ice: 3.5 cm; platforms: 30 cm long, 5 cm wide; runner blades: 15 mm tall, 3 mm thick; weight: 310 g


Fig.3: Holland speed skates, around 1900

These skates could also be of the Ameider model but... they do not have extended runner blades.

Manufacturer: unknown; mark: detail 3
Technical data: total length: 36 cm; height over ice: 3.4 cm; platforms: 28 cm long, 5.5 cm wide; runner blades: 15 mm tall, 3.5 mm thick; weight: 285 g


Fig.4: Holland speed skates, around 1900

And, although the front seems to be a bit low, these skates might also be of the Ameider model.

Manufacturer: Gebr. van Karssen, Hoornaar; mark: detail 4b
Technical data: total length: 36 cm; height over ice: 3.7 cm; platforms: 28 cm long, 5.5 cm wide; runner blades: 17 mm tall, 3 mm thick; weight: 255 g

 









 


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