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Piton hammer, Pitons & Etrier

Accession Number

029.2007.12

Object Name

Piton hammer, Pitons & Etrier

Created

26/11/2007

Creator

Maxine Willett

Accession Date

26/11/2007

Brief Description

Piton hammer (initialled RTB), Pitons & Etrier, metal, nylon, leather.

Materials

metal

Number Of Objects

18

Provenance

This is a fabulous little 'grouping' of equipment. The piton hammer,etrier and one set of pitons are all home made, though who RTB (the initials on the hammer) was we do not know. The other set of pitons are early Stubai. Etrier are basically a rope and metal ladder used for artificial or aid climbing; they would normally have three rungs so there are enough here for a pair, though they are not 'strung'. This whole set would date around 1950 and apart from the hammer, doesn't seem to have been used much. A lovely example of an era now past.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Irene Addie (c.1921-)

Acquisition Date

23/12/2002

Reference

Irene Addie was a member of the Ladies Scottish Climbing Club and a life-time member of the Girl Guides Association for whom she ran ski courses. Miss Addie also worked as Secretary to the Association of Scottish Climbing Clubs and was one of the first ski-patrollers.

Condition

Fair

Condition Check Date

26/11/2007

Normal Location

Bohuntin

Current Location

Bohuntin

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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