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Boots

Accession Number

556.2008.1

Object Name

Boots

Created

01/12/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

01/12/2008

Brief Description

Pair of mountaineering boots. Padding round top edge. Metal eye hooks and green nylon laces. Rubber soles.

Materials

leather, metal, nylon

Dimensions

Size 40 28.5 (l) cms

Number Of Objects

1 pair

Inscription Description

On outside faded word in gold lettering "GUIDA( )" On inside sole "DOLOMITE" On inside also
"1928 1 40" On outside sole "MADE IN ITALY" Also "VIBRAM" and a yellow octagon with " VIBRAM REG. MARK MONTAGNA "

Colour

brown, green

Maker

Guida( )

Object Production Place

Italy

Provenance

Italian mountaineer, Guiseppe Zamberlan started his boot making 'activity' at the end of WW1, driven by the desire to move from the hob-nailed boots of the era, so that he could better enjoy climbing in his local mountain range the Piccolo Dolomiti. He shared, and supported, the ideas of fellow Italian, Vitale Bramani, inventor of the Vibram, which he incorporated in his 'Zamberlan' boots.
We are not 100%, but pretty sure that these boots are a pair of Zamberlan Dolomiti mountain boots, though there is a hint of Galibier about them as well. We'll check it out.
Whatever the make, they came from the boot store of Mick Tighe's Mountain Guiding business- Nevis Guides.

Acquisition Date

01/12/2008

Condition Check Date

28/04/2009

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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