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Ski boots

Accession Number

753.2009.1

Object Name

Ski boots

Created

22/01/2009

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

22/01/2009

Brief Description

Pair of dark brown 'Luggi Spezial' leather ski boots with rubber soles. Metal eyehooks. Laces missing. Leather strap with metal buckle. Metal on sides of toes.

Materials

leather, metal, rubber,

Dimensions

28(l) cms

Number Of Objects

1 pair

Inscription Description

Label inside with picture of a hut in the mountain reads "MARKE ARLBERG GES. GESCH. ANERKANNT VON D.S.V." On sole "MARWA 1-2" "LUGGI SPEZIAL" on metal part of toe.

Colour

dark brown

Maker

Marke

Object Production Place

Austria

Provenance

The sport of downhill skiing, as we know it today, didn't really get into full swing in Scotland until the 1960's when the first mechanical uplift arrived in Glencoe and Cairngorm.
Prior to that skis and boots doubled for both cross country and downhill. There would often be the added element in Scotland where a hike across bog and heather was required to find snow in the first place!
Skiing on the continent was a decade or more ahead of the UK, and interestingly much of the technology there was imported from Scandinavia, particularly Norway.
The continental boot manufacturers were well ahead of the game and most British/Scottish skiers used imported equipment such as the Austrian 'Luggi Spezial" boots that we have here in the collection. They could date as far back as the 1930's, but more likely the 1950's. They were donated to our collection by the Scottish Ski Club and unfortunately we don't know who was the original owner.

Acquisition Method

passed on from Scottish Ski Club

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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