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Pair of Huppauf crampons

Accession Number

1022.2012.1

Object Name

Pair of Huppauf crampons

Created

30/10/2012

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

30/10/2012

Brief Description

Pair of ten point crampons with webbing straps.

Materials

metal, cotton

Dimensions

27(l) x 9(w) cms

Number Of Objects

1 pair

Inscription Description

"A HUPPAUF EINSIEDELN 3" on base

Colour

silver

Maker

A Huppauf

Object Production Place

Einsiedeln, Switzerland

Provenance

Mick Tighe bought this very fine pair of crampons from a junk shop - yes! The Swiss have them too - in Switzerland back in the 1990's for SFR 20 - around £8.00
A. Huppauf would seem to be the maker, but it's not a name we have come across before, though it is common for small engineering companies in Switzerland to make 'batches' of equipment for the Swiss Army which is one of the largest in Europe. So there's a fair chance that these are ex-Swiss Army from the 1940's or 50's - well made, well used and well cared for by the looks of them.
A. Huppauf seems to be based in Einsiedeln, a town just south of Zurich, more famed for its Benedictine Abbey than crampon manufacturing. Like many of the items we have in the collection, more research would no doubt find out lots of interesting facts, but there are only so many hours in a day!

Acquisition Method

Donated by Mick Tighe

Acquisition Date

30/10/2012

Condition Check Date

30/10/2012

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

30/10/2012

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