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Jacket

Accession Number

663.2008.1

Object Name

Jacket

Created

16/12/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

16/12/2008

Brief Description

Red duvet jacket with blue nylon lining. Drawstring hood with white nylon string. Seven press studs down front and long zip. Two pockets with velcro. Drawstring bottom with yellow nylon string. Knitted elasticised cuffs.

Materials

nylon, metal,

Dimensions

From neck 82(l) x 67(w)cms. Sleeve 55 (l) cms.

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

Label with mountain picture reads "POINTFIVE"
"LOCHABER RESCUE" stencilled inside.

Colour

red, blue

Provenance

Mick Tighe joined Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team in 1978 and was issued with various items of kit including this Duvet. A note from Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team Minutes in November 1964 states that " 4 duvets have been purchased. On order are 2 helmets from Tiso and 12 Very Pistols". We are not sure if this duvet is one of the 4. Either way it wasn't used much when Mick got it and wasn't used much after. Duvets were popular in the 60's & 70's, almost as a 'fashion item' but the bulk was a problem and you were too hot with them on and too cold without: a happy medium with a layering system was preferred. This one is down filled and of very good quality.

Acquisition Date

16/12/2008

Condition Check Date

28/04/2009

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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