Objects Database

Karabiners

Accession Number

118.2008.1

Object Name

Karabiners

Created

14/10/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

14/10/2008

Brief Description

Scott karabiners with snaplinks.

Materials

aluminium alloy

Dimensions

12(l) x 6(w) x 1(d) cms.

Number Of Objects

4

Inscription Description

On one side reads "SCOTT" On other side reads "HX781 RIR" Small circle with trade mark stamp.

Colour

silver

Maker

Scott

Provenance

This little clutch of Scott karabiners has been collected by Mick Tighe over the years. A little bit of history borrowed from our sister organisation the 'Mountain Heritage Trust' might be of interest.
The 'Scott' karabiner was designed by a member of the (then) Ministry of Supply to meet a requirement for the RAF Mountain Rescue teams. Some advice and assistance was given by the BMC at the time, but subsequent events showed that the karabiner was considerably over-designed, being much stronger than necessary. One consequence was that the section of the body was too thick to pass through many pitons and the internal space available for ropes is rather on the small side. It was made of high tensile aluminium alloy by one of the leading firms making high grade aluminium forgings for aircraft. It was prohibitively expensive, thus not marketed due to cost.

Acquisition Method

Collected by Mick Tighe

Acquisition Date

14/10/2008

Condition Check Date

28/04/2009

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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