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Homemade nut on hollow tape

Accession Number

811.2009.1

Object Name

Homemade nut on hollow tape

Created

08/12/2009

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

08/12/2009

Brief Description

Handmade hexagonal rock chockstone with white tubular tape knotted with a tape knot.

Materials

steel

Dimensions

4(l) x 3.5(w) x 4(d) cms

Number Of Objects

1

Colour

brown

Object Production Place

Northumberland

Provenance

Paul Rosher got this nut from his uncle, who was a pioneer Northumberland climber.
Filed, drilled and cut from a piece of solid steel this is a wonderful icon of its era.
Albert Rosher was an early member of the Craig Lough mountaineering club and he used the runner (having made it) on early explorations of the Northumberland crags and on expeditions to the Lake District in the 1960's when nut runners were just beginning to take over from jammed knots and slings. The term 'nut' derives from the use of nuts (as in nuts and bolts) which were threaded onto rope and used to wedge in cracks in the rock for protection. These hexagonal versions were a further refinement.

Acquisition Method

Given by Paul Rosher, Dunvegan, Skye

Acquisition Date

08/12/2009

Condition

rusty

Condition Check Date

08/12/2009

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

08/12/2009

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