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Pair of wooden skis

Accession Number

996.2012.1

Object Name

Pair of wooden skis

Created

31/07/2012

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

31/07/2012

Brief Description

Pair of Gepe wooden skis with Kandahar bindings and leather boot straps.

Materials

wood, leather, metal

Dimensions

200(l) x 8(w) cms

Number Of Objects

1 pair

Inscription Description

On black plaque " LILLYWHITES PICADILLY CIRCUS" On bindings "KANDAHAR" and a skier jumping above the letters "GEPE"

Colour

brown

Maker

Gepe

Provenance

This lovely pair of skis were donated by Andy Hume on behalf of his father Ronald who was a long time member of the Ferranti Mountaineering Club based in Edinburgh. Ronald bought a lot of his gear back in the 1950's from Northern Supplies in Leith Walk, Edinburgh, and these skis could have come from there secondhand, or possibly ex military. Lillywhites of London would have been the original distributor.
A fabulous pair of skis and we suspect they date from the 1940's or 50's. The Kandahar binding is fairly standard for that era though we haven't seen the wee leather heel strap at the back before.
A nice addition to our ever growing collection of old skis.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Andy Hume

Acquisition Date

31/07/2012

Condition Check Date

31/07/2012

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

31/07/2012

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