|Object ID #||1962.006.001ab|
|Object Name||Skate, Ice|
|Other Name||Spring skate|
|Title||STARR MFG. CO. Spring Skates|
|Lexicon category||9: Recreational Artifacts|
|Year Range from||1860|
|Year Range to||1930|
|Artist||Starr Manufacturing Company|
|Made||The Starr Manufacturing Co., Halifax|
|Place of Origin||Halifax, Nova Scotia|
|Description||Pair of clamp style, STARR MFG. CO. spring skates (ice skates). Size 11. One has "Left"; the other has "Right" marked. It has a sliding size adjustment. "The Starr MFG Co Makers Halifax N.S. Canada"|
At the time of accession in 1962, it was suggested that this pair of spring skates is about 75 years old. Therefore the pair might be from the 1880s? Original provenance is unknown.
They were made by the Starr Mfg. Co. of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The 1901-1902 T. Eaton & Co. catalogue (Fall & Winter edition), p. 203 illustrates some Starr hockey skates, at a dollar a pair.
The last owner, Herbert Cruickshank, resided at Owen Sound, Ontario. He had a connection to the George Cruickshank & Sons business.
|Collection||Sporting & Recreational Equipment, 19th-c Collection|
|Dimensions||W-9.7 L-31.2 D-4.3 cm|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|