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Peck Crackers

Accession Number

526.2008.1(a-d)

Object Name

Peck Crackers

Created

27/11/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

27/11/2008

Brief Description

Peck Crackers Round wedge,nut runners (knarled on sides) on red, and green nylon rope.

Materials

aluminium alloy, nylon

Dimensions

a- 3(l) x 1.5(w) x 2(d) cms b- 3.8(l) x 2(w) x2.3(d) cms

Number Of Objects

4

Inscription Description

a-On one end "B13" On other end "PECK"
b-On one end "PECK UK" On other end "B16"
d&c On one end "PECK"

Colour

silver, red, green, orange

Maker

Peck

Provenance

Trevor Peck owned a hosiery factory in Leicester in the 1950's and was introduced to rock climbing by Pete and Barrie Biven in 1951, the three of them went on to form a formidable climbing team for many years. Chocks/nuts were fairly embryonic in the 1960's and Trevor dreamt up the idea of this one, which he called the Cracker, in the early 1960's. It was made from knarled round steel, or Duralumin bar cut to size. As with these ones, the larger versions were threaded with rope, whilst smaller ones used the innovative swaged wire system allowing for greater strength and easier placement. Peck also joined forces with Hamish MacInnes in the 1970's to produce the MacInnes-Peck ice-axe which you can find elsewhere in the collection. These particular Crackers came from an old rack belonging to Mick Tighe.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Mick Tighe

Acquisition Date

27/11/2008

Condition Check Date

28/04/2009

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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