If you were a child or teenager in the 1950s through 1970s, you may remember an odd object that looked like a woodworking tool or a bottle opener. But in those years, this object served a special purpose.
Roller Skates of Yesteryear
There were roller skates that had a rather unusual appearance before the sleek, contemporary models that we are familiar with today. These skates, which had a metal base and were fastened with leather straps, were meant to be worn strapped over the wearer’s shoes.
The Mystery Key
Let’s now investigate that strange metal tool’s mystery. The instrument in question is a key. This key was included with every pair of roller skates produced during those decades. Its objective? to change the skates’ tightness or looseness.
Since most skaters wore their keys around their necks, losing one could necessitate buying new skates.
Isn’t that fascinating? Perhaps a few of you remember the days of these metal skates and the keys that went with them. a striking contrast to the lightweight, plastic roller skates of today.
Hold onto these old skates if you happen to own a pair, especially if the original key is still in place! In the future, they might be prized collector’s items.