Skeeler

Timeline created by o_tiby
  • The Begin

    Already around 1700 by an unknown Dutchman invented the skates in the summer to skate. This was no more than a skate blades which were replaced by a frame with wooden cylinders, which could be driven.
  • First recorded use

    First recorded use of roller skates, in a London stage performance. The inventor of this skate is lost to history.
  • First recorded skate invention

    First recorded skate invention
    First recorded skate invention, by John Joseph Merlin, who demonstrated a primitive inline skate with metal wheels.
  • First patented roller skate design

    First patented roller skate design
    First patented roller skate design, in France by M. Petitbled. These early skates were similar to today's inline skates, but they were not very maneuverable; it was very difficult with these skates to do anything but move in a straight line and perhaps make wide sweeping turns.
  • The first four-wheeled turning roller skate

    The first four-wheeled turning roller skate
    The four-wheeled turning roller skate, or quad skate, with four wheels set in two side-by-side pairs, was first designed, in New York City by James Leonard Plimpton in an attempt to improve upon previous designs, The skate contained a pivoting action using a rubber cushion that allowed the skater to skate a curve just by leaning to one side.