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Harley Davidson, the famous speed roller skater from 1912

Harley Davidson, the famous speed roller skater from 1912

Harley Davidson was a famous speed roller skater from 1912. Have you seen how many medals he has on his chest? That’s impressive in any sport! Harley Davidson motorcycles were supposedly named after this man, although I can’t confirm that… Does anyone know for sure?

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5 thoughts on “Harley Davidson, the famous speed roller skater from 1912

  1. Dirk

    I don’t think so since the company Harley-Dafison was founded in 1903 by two men : William Harley and Arthur Davidson. I suppose this roller skater is really called Harley (forename) Davidson (surname).

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    • vilvintage Post author

      Absolutely. It seemed unlikey when I read it. Thanks for clarifying, it serves me right for believing what I read on the internet 😉

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  2. Robert

    He came from a very famous ice skating (ice speed skating) family and, as with virtually all ice skaters in his time, he started roller skating in order to be able to keeping skating after the ice melted. In his early years there were no indoor ice skating rinks.

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  3. Malcolm Hamilton

    Hi, do you own this original photo, or is this a shared internet image? I’m looking for infor about the hard copy, if it’s a signed photo or a printed card and ideally who Vinny(?) the addressee is. Thanks

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