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Object ID # 1962.006.001ab
Object Name Skate, Ice
Other Name Spring skate
Title STARR MFG. CO. Spring Skates
Lexicon category 9: Recreational Artifacts
Date 1880s?
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"
Provenance 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
Material Metal
Dimensions W-9.7 L-31.2 D-4.3 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Subjects Hockey