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Ice screws

Accession Number

832.2010.1

Object Name

Ice screws

Created

15/04/2010

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

15/04/2010

Brief Description

Two hollow tubular screws with attached hangers.

Materials

titanium

Dimensions

17(l) and 18(l) x 2(diameter of screw) x 9(width with hanger) cms

Number Of Objects

2

Inscription Description

Inscription on one reads "05 90 1200" and "IRBIS" in an ellipse.
On other "10 90 1200" and "IRBIS" in an ellipse.

Colour

silver

Maker

Irbis

Provenance

They reckoned it was because the Cold War ended and the Berlin Wall came down (1989) that the Russians were able to trade with the outside world. We are not sure about that, but it was around the same time that these Russian, titanium ice screws appeared just about everywhere. 'Cheap and nasty' would probably be the best way to describe them - the lightness of the titanium being the main advantage. These two were donated by Andy MacDonald, who was for many years the manager of Nevisport in Fort William. We've included a scan of the wee leaflet that came with them for those who speak Russian!

Acquisition Method

Donated by Andy Mac Donald

Acquisition Date

15/04/2010

Condition Check Date

15/04/2010

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

15/04/2010

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