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Piton hammer

Accession Number

551.2008.1

Object Name

Piton hammer

Created

27/11/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

27/11/2008

Brief Description

Home made piton hammer. Wooden shaft. Iron head. Hole at bottom of shaft with cotton braided leash attached. Square hammer head.

Materials

wood, iron, cotton

Dimensions

Shaft 26.5(l) x 8.5(cir)cms. Head 15(l) cms. Hammer head 2(w)cms.

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

" R.CORSON" engraved on both sides of shaft

Colour

brown

Maker

Bobby Corson

Object Production Place

Fort William

Provenance

Another little gem from Bobbie Corson who donated several items to the collection. Bobbie was a member of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team in the 1950's and 60's and a joiner to trade. Not quite sure when he made this lovely little piton hammer but a lot of care and skill has obviously gone into making it.
Mick Tighe and Ian Sutherland went to visit Bobbie at his home in Mallaig in December 1993. to get some stories. After a while they adjourned upstairs where Bobbie removed a panel in the bedroom wall to reveal an Aladdin's cave of old camping, climbing and skiing gear which had been there since he built house twenty years earlier!
Stories continued into the wee small hours when Mick and Ian finally headed home with Bobbie's gear stashed in the boot.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Bobby Corson

Acquisition Date

27/11/2008

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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