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Black's Anorak

Accession Number

176.2008.1

Object Name

Black's Anorak

Created

16/10/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

16/10/2008

Brief Description

Orange hooded anorak.Metal zip on hood,string tied to end of zip.Drawstring hood.Drawstring waist,plastic toggles on ends.Velcro chest pocket and two button tie pockets below ( buttons missing ).

Materials

cotton, metal, plastic

Dimensions

From neck 71(l) x 57(w)cms. Sleeve 47 (l) cms.

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

Black label with gold writing inside back reads
" MAKERS BLACK'S GREENOCK MADE IN BRITAIN " White label below reads " MALL"

Colour

orange

Maker

Black's

Object Production Place

Britain

Provenance

Thomas Black founded a sailmaking and chandlering business in Greenock, Scotland in 1863. His son, also Thomas, changed the emphasis and direction of the company in the early 1900's by diversyfying into tent manufacture which reaped big rewards from military contracts during World War 1.
Always ahead of the game, Black's Good Companion Catalogue was launched in 1932, a sumptious blend of equipment and narrative, way ahead of its time and proving to be an excellent marketing tool. The Arctic Guinea Tent and the Black's Icelandic Sleeping Bag were icons of the 1950's and 60's camping scene, as were the various types of Black's anoraks, one of which we have here in the collection. We are not sure where this one came from, but we are delighted to have this 'mini icon' in the collection.

Acquisition Date

16/10/2008

Condition Check Date

28/04/2009

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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