1920′s – The First Thing That Resembled A Skateboard

1stboard

 1920′s – The First Thing That Resembled A Skateboard
In the 1920′s they made these three wheeled stamped metal devices with pedal car like wheels. Usually sold in pairs with a pair of poles to mimic cross country skiing. They feature a heel cup and some kind of adjustable metal toe clip deal. This thing had no way of steering so it looked like a hill bomber. Not sure how the poles played into the whole deal but they probably sucked for brakes. As far as we can tell this is basically the first skateboard.

Tony Owen is a web developer, skateboarder, designer, musician, traveler and blogger. Founder of Arkitecht and Skateboarding Magazine.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>