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Strauss racing skates
Description Men's steel blade racing skates with ankle-height quilted leather shoes. The skates were awarded to Raymond ("Speed King") Kelly by the "St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press" on 14 February 1921 at the Como Ice Rink in St. Paul, Minnesota, for winning first place in the Class A 440 yard dash. The blades are riveted to the shoes. Made by the renowned skate blade manufacturer J.E. Strauss in St. Paul.
Quantity 2 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 38 centimeters length blade
21 centimeters height overall
19 centimeters width Both skates together.
Nomenclature Ice skates
Creation Made by: Strauss, Mr. John Edward Sr.
Made by: Strauss Skates and Bicycles
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Used by: Kelly, Raymond F.
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Used in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Used in Como Park
Sports & Recreation. Winter Sports
Dates Creation: Approximately 1921
Use: Exactly 02/14/1921 Awarded to donor on this day.
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Gift of Raymond 'Speed King' Kelly
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 9902.20.A,B