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'Baby' MOAC chocks

Accession Number

814.2010.1

Object Name

'Baby' MOAC chocks

Created

07/01/2010

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

07/01/2010

Brief Description

Three 'baby' MOAC chocks on wires. 23" sling with hemp core. Plastic cover on two of them.

Materials

aluminium, plastic

Dimensions

1

Number Of Objects

3

Inscription Description

These very early chocks did not have any markings whereas the many copies did. Best identified by the maker's dimensions which we fortunately have.

Colour

silver, red

Maker

MOAC

Object Production Place

Manchester

Object Production Date

1969

Provenance

Produced by MOAC, which derived its name from a shortened version of MOuntain ACtivities, in conjunction with John Brailsford, who had invented the original and larger MOAC, these new 'baby' versions aimed to fill a gap in the climber's armoury which they did for many years. These particular ones were salvaged from the Joint Services Mountain Training Centre, Fort George, when they became obsolete and destined for the skip.
A wee footnote to the above which we are adding sometime later. Mounain Activities mentioned above were a joint venture with outdoor equipment retailer, Ellis Brigham. It seems that the Baby MOAC was one of Bob Brigham's ideas and was not supported by the inventor of the original MOAC - John Brailsford. The 'babies' turned out rather badly as the aluminium alloy that they were made from was too soft and deformed when holding a fall - so they went out of fashion rather sooner than we originally thought.

Acquisition Method

Salvaged from Joint Services Mountain Training Centre at Fort George

Acquisition Date

07/01/2010

Condition

good

Condition Check Date

07/01/2010

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

07/01/2010

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