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Rucksack

Accession Number

108.2008.1

Object Name

Rucksack

Created

13/10/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

13/10/2008

Brief Description

Karrimor orange canvas rucksack. Canvas straps, blue drawstring, metal buckles. Foam padded canvas back straps.

Materials

canvas, rope, foam, metal

Dimensions

61(l) x 42(w) x 18(d) cms.

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

On back, label reads "MADE TO GRAHAM TISO SPECIFICATION KP A KARRIMOR PRODUCT HASSLINGTON LANCS-ENGLAND"

Colour

orange, blue

Maker

Karrimor

Provenance

We don't know of a specific name or model for this rucksack; Mick Tighe remembers them being called the Tiso Sack and it seems they were made by Karrimor to a Tiso specification. Tiso's were, and still are in 2010, Outdoor Shops, initially based in Edinburgh. The Joint Services Mountain Training Centre in Fort George had loads of them in the 1970's and Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team used them extensively in the 1970's & 80's for their casualty bags, and big stretcher lowering ropes. This one probably came from there. The large blue pull out section was designed to make the sack part of an emergency bivouac system with your feet in the big bag(having emptied it!) and the blue bit pulled around the body. They were certainly very hard wearing.

Acquisition Date

13/10/2008

Condition Check Date

28/04/2009

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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