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Search torch

Accession Number

061.2008.1

Object Name

Search torch

Created

09/05/2008

Creator

Liz Wilshaw

Accession Date

09/05/2008

Brief Description

Search torch - metal and plastic. Heavy duty rectangular base unit attached by cable to circular lamp fitting with different light options and rear clip for attaching to clothing etc. Base inscription " the searcher model LLMK.2, DR ENGINEERING CO. LIMITED, Chinley, England. Tel: Chinley (0663)50652" No. 12 painted on top. Lamp inscription: OLDHAM & SONS LTD DENTON MANCHESTER TYPE "G". Grey base, orange cable, yellow and black lamp. Maker/place as inscription

Materials

metal, plastic and glass lamp front

Dimensions

lamp 6.8 cms diameter, 7.5 cms deep. Base 12(w)x18.5 (l)x5.8(d) cms

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

Base inscription " the searcher model LLMK.2, DR ENGINEERING CO. LIMITED, Chinley, England. Tel: Chinley (0663)50652" No. 12 painted on top. Lamp inscription: OLDHAM & SONS LTD DENTON MANCHESTER TYPE "G".

Colour

Grey base, orange cable, yellow and black lamp.

Maker

DR ENGINEERING CO. LIMITED (base)

Object Production Place

England (Chinley)

Provenance

'Lights on the Mountain' would make a good story - from the early days when folk ran around with 'Firebrands' to the modern world of 'Light Emitting Diodes.' Mountain Rescue Teams have always had the dilemna of needing small scale illumination for prolonged and extensive searches on mountains at night. Indeed, Hamish McInnes, one time leader of Glencoe Mountain Rescue team, introduced large, vehicle mounted search lights which lit up the whole glen, in the 1980's.
This headlamp belonged to Braemar Mountain Rescue team. who decided at one time, that these fairly heavy, rechargeable headlamps gave better illuminaton and battery life than other veraions. Mick Tighe acquired this one from them when the headlamps became redundant - whenever that was!

Acquisition Date

09/05/2008

Condition Check Date

28/04/2009

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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