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Camp bed

Accession Number

472.2008.1

Object Name

Camp bed

Created

24/11/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

24/11/2008

Brief Description

Green Military canvas camp bed with detached wooden and metal concertina frame. Folds in two places with three wooden poles at each side. Fold over flap at top.

Materials

wood, canvas, metal, leather

Dimensions

set up - 195(l) x 74(w) x (h)cms folded 68(l)cams

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

On frame "WAR OFFICE PATTERN"

Colour

green, brown, black

Provenance

Camp beds were much in use during the 1950's and 60's when folk lived in smaller houses and the 'spare room' was a camp bed in the front room or kitchen. There were thousands of ex-army surplus beds around after both World Wars and nearly every household had one or two in the cupboard. This, fairly heavyweight, military version, was donated by Kay Proudlock, a friend of Mick Tighe's. It belonged to her uncle, whose initials 'WK Scroggie' are handwritten on the canvas. We have a Scroggie bedding roll elsewhere in the collection. Though rather confusingly his initials are 'WRS'

Acquisition Method

Donated by Key Proudlock

Acquisition Date

24/11/2008

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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