Saturday, May 17, 2008

WHO INVENTED THE ROLLER SKATE?

The first patented roller skate was introduced in the year 1760 invented by a Belgian man named John Joseph Merlin. However, his invention did not become very popular among the general population. It wasn't until 1863 when James Pimpton from Massachusetts invented the "rocking" skate, an improvement that afforded the ability to turn, allowing skaters to turn easily around corners, curves, etc. This invention opened the door for the masses to enjoy roller skating.

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