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On 04 January 2018 at 12:12 | updated on 04 January 2018 at 15:11

Micajah C. Henley (USA) - an adjustable tensor with a screw

Micajah C. Henley (USA) - an adjustable tensor with a screw

Micajah C. Henley (USA) - an adjustable tensor with a screw

By  Vernon SULLIVAN

Henley skates : 1880 – 1930

Micajah C. Henley (1856-1927) was an inventor and an American manufacturer based in Richmond (Indiana, USA). He was known as 'The Roller Skate King'. His works could turn out up to 2.000 pairs of skate a day. Henley granted lots of patents, the two main patents concerning skating in 1880 and 1881. His life seems to follow the popular idea of the American dream: From a small outbuilding at the rear of his home, Henley made his business thrive until it became a large modern factory. He would have been part of the leaders of the skating market in the 1890's.

Henley's skates were the first to have an adjustable tensor with a screw, it was the ancestor of the kingbolt device of today's skates.

Go check the pictures of the Henley Skates in mint condition on the website of the CS Brétigny. 

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Released  on 04 January 2018 - Read 379 times

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Passionné de roulettes devant l'éternel, le jour j'écume le bitume. Si je me crashe, si je tombe, ma peau s'arrache mais pas mon coeur de roller !



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