ROCKAWAY ANTIQUE STEEL ROLLERSKATES Speed Skates Foot Cycle Rare Early 1900s
June 14, 2018
Rockaway Foot Cycles / Antique Roller Skates by Rockaway Coaster Co. Unsure the date on the age of these, as they are extremely rare & hard to find any information about whatsoever. We found two magazines which mention the skates or the company. McClure’s Magazine Vol. 32’XXXII’ issued Nov. 1908 (advertisement shown in pictures). Toys & Novelties, Vol. 9 issued June, 1913. This magazine states that the Rockaway Coaster Co. No longer exists under that name & instead just go by’Rockaway’ which leads us to believe this pair of skates was produced before that date. These are the only pair of these skates you will find anywhere. The skates are still in great condition, of course there is age to the item, however nothing seems flawed. All 4 wheels spin freely, and the pieces seem put together very well. Very sturdy item, seems as if you could strap them on and take off skating. The last picture shows a small split in one of the spokes, though the wheel is still sturdy, and those pieces seem as if they’d be impossible to separate. The integrity of the wheel is not lost whatsoever. Steel frame, semi-steel wheels 4.5, roller bearings, adjustable front foot plate. 21″ x 3.75″ x 4.5 tall (each skate). Each skate weighs 3.5lbs. Laurence and Sally of. BAGGAGE BATTLES & STORAGE WARS! The item “ROCKAWAY ANTIQUE STEEL ROLLERSKATES Speed Skates Foot Cycle Rare Early 1900s” is in sale since Monday, March 13, 2017. This item is in the category “Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Other Vintage & Antique Toys”. The seller is “gimbler” and is located in El Segundo, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.