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Campbell Saddle Wedges and two leaflets.

Accession Number

921.2011.1

Object Name

Campbell Saddle Wedges and two leaflets.

Created

27/09/2011

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

27/09/2011

Brief Description

Saddle shaped wedges with two holes. An info leaflet and a Campbell Mountaineering brochure.

Materials

metal, paper

Dimensions

3.5(l) x 3(w) x 2(d) cms

Number Of Objects

3

Inscription Description

"SADDLE WEDGE TM 5 CAMPBELL USA"
"SADDLE WEDGE TM 6 CAMPBELL USA"

Colour

gold

Maker

Campbell

Object Production Place

USA

Provenance

Gaylord. K. Campbell filed for a patent on his "Passive nut - Campbell Mountaineering Wedgefast and Saddlewedge" in 1974 and by 1977 he seems to have received patent number 3957237, though the drawings and text that go with the product don't seem to bear a great deal of resemblance to the actual item. They were certainly up and running by 1980 as we can see from the advert opposite. Unfortunately, they don't seem to have run very far since for some reason or other the "Campbell passive nut" was not a universal success. Produced by Campbell Mountaineering in America - some yanks loved them - many didn't.
UK based Troll imported and distributed the Campbell nuts, but MOAC and Clog were producing similar wedgy shaped things back then and most Brits used their nuts.
We got these two 'Campbells' from our pal, Art McCarthy, out in California along with the info leaflet which is a rather tedious affair to say the least. All are in mint condition however - a collector's dream!

Acquisition Method

Donated by Art McCarthy

Acquisition Date

27/09/2011

Condition

Excellent

Condition Check Date

27/09/2011

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

27/09/2011

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