"Gliders" may be used on furniture instead of castors, but they do not
rotate. If used on polished floors they may have been padded so that the
polished surface would not be damaged, but would obviously not work on
carpets. In that case they are little metal domes.
The other thing they might be from your comment is a sort of overshoe which
I have only encountered at Palladio's villa in northern Italy. Everyone
visiting had to wear these to protect the polished wooden floors.
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From: "John Wood" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2001 3:33 PM
Subject: A request
> Dear All,
> Not exactly a very archaeological question I don't think but I am at my
> end on this one.
> Does anyone know what a 'padded glider' is?
> I think it is of an american source.
> Also it seems to be something to do with ones feet and not an aircraft.
> John Wood of Sussex