I once read that technology never dies. There are people today that still make flint knives and start fires by friction. Furthermore, these skills have been passed down generation to generation. To prove the hypothesis, the authors got an old Sears Catalog from the 1890s and picked out two pages of stuff they had never heard of. They found all of them still available for purchase somewhere. Why then, can I not find the Cycle Skates in this 1923 video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjtPn4orR9A They were apparently invented in 1870. (http://pedespeed.blogspot.com/2007/07/following-is-from-leonard-de-vries.html) I cannot find the patent info as they seem to be from France. I know in 2004 someone "re-invented" them as Chariot Skates. Anyway, I would like to learn how to make my own 1870 / 1923 style cycle skates. Anyone out there who can help?
Topic by justjimAZ 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago