Objects Database

Skis

Accession Number

688.2008.1

Object Name

Skis

Created

19/12/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

19/12/2008

Brief Description

Pair of Norwegian wooden skis. Simple early binding with toe plate, leather heel strap with metal closure and tin footplate. One ski has two metal strips to repair cracked tip. Holes in tips.

Materials

wood, metal, leather

Dimensions

210(l) cms At widest part 9.3(w) cms

Number Of Objects

1 pair

Inscription Description

Metal plate with "UMEĊ… NYA SKIDFABRIK" then a diamond "UMEA" a diamond. "658" on skis and on sole of tip reads "T H HANSEN OSLO SELECTED BY LILLYWHITES"

Colour

brown

Maker

T H Hansen

Object Production Place

Oslo

Provenance

A bit of a puzzle these skis, as UMEA is actually in Sweden where it looks like these skis were made. They then found their way to Oslo where LIllywhites selected them. Who bought them from Lillywhites and subsequently donated them to the Scottish Ski Club (and ultimately to us) we are not sure, but they have certainly seen some action. The basic Kandahar binding has had some modifications and the wee repair job to one of the skis tells us of a 'make do and mend' attitude in the 1920's and 30's, rather than the 'chuck away and buy new' attitude of today.

Acquisition Method

Part of collection passed on from Scottish Ski Club

Acquisition Date

01/12/2008

Reference

SSC ref 7

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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