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Hexagonal nuts

Accession Number

808.2009.1

Object Name

Hexagonal nuts

Created

03/11/2009

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

03/11/2009

Brief Description

Assorted hexagonal nuts on wires.

Materials

metal

Dimensions

Sizes 1-4

Number Of Objects

9

Inscription Description

On three of them "1 and 'C'" inside a diamond, also "ITALY,HEXCENTRIC,INTERALP,CAMP" On another three "CLOG 1" inside an elipse. Other three have "CLOG2,CLOG3,CLOG4" inside elipses.

Colour

silver

Maker

Clog

Provenance

A fine little set of wired nuts donated by Gilbert McNeil which don't look like they've been used an awful lot. We've never seen the older Chouinard Hexcentrics on wire before and think they must be very early versions and also the little sliding metal sheath is something we'd not seen before either - presumably it was designed to help with the placement.
Hexcentrics were invented by Yvon Chouinard and Tom Frost with a little help from a Norwegian, Thomas Carlstrom and a patent was granted in America on April 6th 1976 - that patent has now been transferred to Black Diamond.
Interestingly, the clog wired nuts in this bunch are hexagonal, not hexcentric, i.e. not offset. Presumably Clog were not able to use the patented idea, though it's not clear if there was a UK patent, as Clog were based in Wales.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Gilbert McNeill

Acquisition Date

03/11/2009

Condition Check Date

03/11/2009

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

03/11/2009

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