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Brades ice axe

Accession Number

015.2007.1

Object Name

Brades ice axe

Created

21/11/2007

Creator

Maxine Willett

Accession Date

21/11/2007

Brief Description

'Brades' ice axe, steel head, wooden shaft, adze, serrated pick. Metal ring around wooden shaft, wrist leash attached. Screw, in wooden shaft, to prevent metal ring coming away from axe. Pointed spike on ferrule.

Materials

Steel, wood, cotton

Dimensions

30 (w) x 83.7 (l) x 6.7 (d) cm

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

Stamped on serrated blade "BRADES 1943 ?" Carved in wood "R CORSON"

Colour

Grey, brown

Maker

Brades

Object Production Place

[UK]

Object Production Date

1943

Provenance

Bobby Corson donated this ice axe having used it for many years on the Lochaber mountains. He was an early member of Lochaber Mountaineering Club/ Rescue Team. The axe is ex WD(War Department) and Bobby bought it from Marshall and Pearsons shop in Fort William. The shop would get a consignment of old gear from time to time(circa 1950)which was eagerly awaited by the local mountaineering fraternity. The maker 'Brades' were, presumably, a firm that was contracted by the War Department to make axes during WWII.

Acquisition Date

21/11/2007

Condition

Fair, rusty metalwork

Condition Check Date

21/11/2007

Normal Location

Bohuntin

Current Location

Bohuntin

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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