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January 30, 2012

Strauss ice skates

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Strauss ice skates

Ice skates manufactured by Strauss Skates, Inc. of St. Paul, Minnesota.  The founder of Strauss Skates, John E. Strauss, revolutionized ice skate design in 1914 with his closed-toe boots and lightweight steel blades.   These skates, which date to the 1920s, feature nickel-plated tubular racing blades riveted to the heel and toe of a black leather boot.  The ankle-high, flat-heeled boot has eleven pairs of eyelets and black cotton cord laces.

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