Antique J.A Whelpley Long Reach Speed Skates

Antique Ice Skates:  
Mfg by J.A Whelpley
Unique Curl
Wood Base
Hand Forged Metal Blade

Original Long Reach Speed Skate.  "Pioneer of all modern speed skates" J.A. Whelpley.  "Being made low down, these skates are less likely to cramp the ankle. and consequently are adapted to long journeys...one hundred mile trips being a common occurrence."  Developed near the St. Johns River, New Brunswick.

Bx22-348

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