interested to know of the earliest skateboard ("On the Boards", Magazine
It seemed to me when I arrived in London in 1950 that the skateboard,
albeit in a primitive state, was already in general use by boys from nine
to 15 or so. It consisted of a short plank with two cross-pieces nailed
to it. On the four ends of the cross-pieces were fixed ball or roller
bearings discarded from old cars etc.
These contrivances made an ungodly rattle as they were propelled down
the pavements by their young owners.
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