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Mukluks

Accession Number

410.2008.1

Object Name

Mukluks

Created

20/11/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

20/11/2008

Brief Description

White waterproof mukluks with double layered woollen inner boot. Drawstring at top with white laces. Six plastic eyelets with white laces. Heavy rubber soles.

Materials

cotton, wool, rubber, plastic, nylon

Dimensions

Size 10. 33(l) x 17(w) x 43(h) cms.

Number Of Objects

1 pair

Inscription Description

On sole "MADE IN (FAIT AU)CANADA ACTON 10 MEN" Inside on white label reads "BOOT MUKLUK WATERPROOF" and instructions for using. Also
"MEDIUM 10"

Colour

white

Maker

Acton

Object Production Place

Canada

Provenance

During the early 1970's Royal Marine Commandos were deployed in Northern Norway each winter to learn Arctic warfare techniques and for some strange reason much of the gear that they used was Canadian! This gear included these Mukluks which were fitted to the skis by a rather odd plastic binding. Fortunately, the Marines soon started using more sensible Norwegian skis and bindings - and since Mick Tighe was one of the Marine instructors at the time, he kept these Mukluks for posterity.

Acquisition Date

20/11/2008

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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