[Ads-l] Antedating of "Roller Skate"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 22 22:27:59 UTC 2022

roller skate (OED 1860)

1850 New Orleans Crescent 12 Aug. 1/6 (Newspapers.com)  Over one of these shops hung a sign which bore the following inscription: "John, the Prophet, Inventor and vendor of roller skates."

Fred Shapiro

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