Objects Database

Piton

Accession Number

265.2008.1

Object Name

Piton

Created

29/10/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

29/10/2008

Brief Description

Ring piton. P shaped 'channel' with hole at top for ring hanger. Wedged at end.

Materials

metal

Dimensions

Piton 17(l) x 2(w) x 2.5(d) cms. Ring 4.5(diameter) cms

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

On back of channel reads "CHARLET- MOSER, CHAMONIX"

Colour

silver

Maker

CHARLET- MOSER

Object Production Place

France

Provenance

Any piton with a 'ring' like this one is normally quite old as pitons have been around since before karabiners were invented, to clip the rope to the piton, the idea being that you simply threaded the rope through the ring.
Made by Charlet Moser of Chamonix, this one isn't very old and probably dates from the late 1950's or early 1960's - it's one of the many items under the 'origin uncertain' category, and is one that Mick Tighe collected somewhere along the way.

Acquisition Date

29/10/2008

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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