A late 19th century Skate Maker’s Trade Sign, found in Michigan. Iron (blade including the curl in the front) and tin, the “foot” of the skate retains its original light-blue surface, both top and bottom. It sits on a custom table-top stand. The sign measures 21 ½” x 5” (at the widest point); with the stand, it is 17 ½” high and the base measures 15 ¾” x 3”. The “Curl” is about 5 ¼” high and 3 ¾” wide; the iron is 3/16” thick. Excellent weathered condition throughout; the surface is dry and crusty just like you want to find it. No splits, cracks, etc. and the only “alteration” is that the prong that fits into the base seems to have been welded onto the skate to keep it stable. (I also can include a custom hanging bracket that allows you to hang the Skate on the wall.) Price includes $50 toward insured shipping (USPS or FedEx), with a partial refund provided if the actual shipping is less. A most attractive and unique trade sign.
Skate Maker’s Trade Sign, Late 19th C