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Gibbs Rope Ascendeur

Accession Number

500.2008.1

Object Name

Gibbs Rope Ascendeur

Created

26/11/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

26/11/2008

Brief Description

'Gibbs'rope ascendeur.Silver coloured movable lever with large hole and serrated bottom which is attached to gold coloured folded wedge shape by a red piece of webbing.Two pieces of wire screwed onto each side.

Materials

metal, nylon

Dimensions

10(l) x 7(w) x 3.5(d)cms

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

On outside " GIBBS " underlined twice.

Colour

gold, silver, red

Maker

Gibbs

Object Production Place

USA

Provenance

This is a Gibbs-springwire-rope ascender in one of its various forms, though we are not quite sure which model as continuous changes/refinements over the years are difficult to pin down.
Gibbs Products Incorporated are an American company who started making ascenders for caving back in the 1960's and we suspect ours to be a fairly early one, maybe 1970's/80's. Though not a caver, founder member of the SMHC, Mick Tighe, used this one for mountain rescue training back in the 1980's/90's.
If you are interested in these kind of things check out the website,
www.storrick.cnc.net,where you will find hundreds of them.

Acquisition Date

26/11/2008

Condition Check Date

28/04/2009

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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