Objects Database

Rucksack

Accession Number

574.2008.1(a-s)

Object Name

Rucksack

Created

01/12/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

01/12/2008

Brief Description

'Highlander' metal framed rucksack and contents used for First Aid. Two deep pockets either side. Metal frame, metal buckles, leather and canvas straps. Drawstring top with string. Red circle with white cross on front. Contents;- two syringes, box with redisplint inside, round red tin with 7.5 cm elastoplast bandage, empty round red tin for 1" elastoplast plaster, empty red square tin for 2�" elastoplast bandage, blue cylindrical pack of cotton wool, blue cylindrical packet with domette bandage, metal elbow splint, bottle of Hycal- lemon flavour, bottle of hycal- lime flavour, khaki packet with Army Shell dressing, white packet with wound dressing, cardboard box with large lint wound dressing, small cardboard box with medicated wound dressing, rubber container with elastoplasts, empty flat tin for elastoplasts, cardboard box with three suture needles and thread. Inside bag there is a whistle and six safety pins.

Materials

canvas, metal, string,

Dimensions

46(l) x 34(w) x 13(d) cms

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

Red circle with white cross on front. White label on back with red embroidered writing which reads "THE HIGH B.B PACK HIGHLANDER ALL BRITISH RUCKSACK"

Colour

khaki

Object Production Place

Britain

Provenance

Bit of a puzzle this rucksack as the 'Highlander' company only came in to being in 1986, producing rucksacks and other equipment mainly for the MOD, and the rucksack we have here in the collection certainly looks a lot older than that. The clue might be on the inscription on the rucksack. We think the initials 'BB' stand for Brown Best who were making rucksacks much earlier than 1986 and decided to call this one the 'Highlander'.
This particular rucksack seems to have been used by a mountain rescue team as a First Aid bag but we are not quite sure which one - probably in the 1960's, and we suspect the sack is from a similar era, if not earlier.

Acquisition Date

01/12/2008

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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