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June 10, 2015

Rollerblades

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A pair of black “Rollerblades” in-line skates and box. One side of box reads, “Manufactured By / OLE’S INNOVATIVE SPORTS / Minneapolis, Minnesota U.S.A.” 1984. Although in-line skates were used as far back as the 1850s, they were not widely available commercially until a Minneapolis hockey player named Scott Olson founded the company that would later become Rollerblade.

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