Roller skate history

February 1984
Yankee;Feb84, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p68
In January 1863 James Plimpton patented `guidable parlor skates.' It launched a career in roller skate franchising which made him very rich. Photo of the original Plimpton skate, and the improved parlor skate which could be modified for winter skating. Period photos and ads.


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