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Peck(high tensile) Pitons

Accession Number

263.2008.1

Object Name

Peck(high tensile) Pitons

Created

29/10/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

29/10/2008

Brief Description

P shaped high tensile 'channel' pitons. P shaped with round hanger . Channel shaped with rounded end.

Materials

steel

Dimensions

6.5(l) x 2(w) x 3(d) cms

Number Of Objects

3

Inscription Description

Letters "PECK" stamped on back.

Colour

silver

Maker

Peck

Provenance

Trevor Peck owned a hosiery factory in Leicester in the 1950's and at some point got introduced to a couple of rock climbers called Pete and Barrie Biven; the three of them going on to become a formidable climbing teas for many years.
At some poin,t we think mid 1960's, Trevor started producing climbing hardware and about this time he collaborated with Hamish MacInnes in Glencoe to produce the Macinnes/Peck ice axe, a fine example of which we have in the collection along with some Peck crackers, another of Trevor's inventions.
These fine little peck pitons we have here are from the same era, a time when climbers were still banging pitons into rock fissures for protection. Small wires and camming devices were soon to consign pitons to collector's cabinets so we are pleased to have saved these three little fellas from the skip.

Acquisition Date

29/10/2008

Condition Check Date

28/04/2009

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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