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Rock pitons

Accession Number

233.2008.1

Object Name

Rock pitons

Created

29/10/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

29/10/2008

Brief Description

Cassin 'leaf' rock pitons. P shaped with round hanger. Leaf shaped.

Materials

metal

Dimensions

11.5(l) x 3.5(w) x 4(d) cms

Number Of Objects

2

Inscription Description

On one side reads "R.CASSIN" On other side "ITALY" On wedge letter "O"

Colour

silver

Maker

Cassin

Object Production Place

Italy

Provenance

These little fellas got the nickname 'Ace of hearts' from their shape. One of them has seen a bit of action, the other doesn't look like it's ever been used. Ricardo Cassin was one of Europe's top Alpinistes during the mid 1900's and went on to set up his own mountaineering company. Quite where we got these two from we are not sure, though they make a nice addition to our ever growing collection of pitons.

Acquisition Date

29/10/2008

Condition

one is bent

Condition Check Date

28/04/2009

Normal Location

Bohuntin

Current Location

Bohuntin

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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