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Karrimor Tote-em Backpacker Frame

Accession Number

820.2010.1

Object Name

Karrimor Tote-em Backpacker Frame

Created

29/01/2010

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

29/01/2010

Brief Description

Hollow silver metal tubular frame with lovat green padded carrying straps and back rest and metal buckles.

Materials

metal, canvas, plastic

Dimensions

75(l) x 37(w) x 18(d) cms

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

Orange and white label stuck on metal with inscription " KARRIMOR AVENUE PARADE ACCRINGTON"

Colour

silver, lovat green

Maker

Karrimor

Object Production Place

Accrington,Lancs, England

Provenance

It's sometimes quite hard to tell one of these Karrimor pack frames from the other but we are fairly sure that this one is a Tote-em Back-packer as described in the advert opposite. It dates from the 1970's when pack frames were much more popular than they are now, though, as the name implies, with the backpacker and camping fraternity rather than the climbing/ mountaineering folk who preferred a better fitting sack which didn't catch and jam when climbing and wasn't forever getting the rope caught around the aluminium post.
Karrimor began life back in the 1950's when Charles Parsons started making and selling cycling gear at a place called Waterfoot in Lancashire. His son, Mike, took the company on to become one of the UK's leading outdoor equipment manufacturers in the 1970/80's until the big bad Sports Direct gobbled them up and Karrimor became a brand within a brand. So a little bit of Karrimor history here in the collection. We are not sure where this pack frame came from - just one of the many items donated to the collection over the years.

Acquisition Date

29/01/2010

Condition

good

Condition Check Date

29/01/2010

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

29/01/2010

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