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Black's ventile anorak

Accession Number

1039.2012.1

Object Name

Black's ventile anorak

Created

19/12/2012

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

19/12/2012

Brief Description

Blue ventile anorak with hood, two buttoned pockets and a velcroed pocket.Metal half zip nylon cord with plastic toggles round hood.

Materials

ventile, plastic, metal

Dimensions

Length from neck (78) x W(60) cms

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

On inside label "MAKERS BLACKS GREENOCK MADE IN BRITAIN" "MEDIUM"

Colour

blue

Maker

Black's

Object Production Place

Greenock

Provenance

Thomas Black began his business career as a sailmaker in Greenock in 1863, no doubt unaware at the time that his business would go on to become one of the best known names in the outdoor equipment market. Diversifying into tents and camping equipment when the age of sail came to an end and buying similar, smaller businesses, then producing iconic brands such as the Good Companion tent and Icelandic Sleeping bag, all kept Thomas Black & Sons as market leaders for over a century.
Just about everybody out and about the Scottish mountains was wearing a Black's anorak in the 1950's and 60's and we are delighted to have this little icon of the era in the collection which was given to us by hillman, munro-bagger and mountain rescuer, George Bruce. We've got the material down as ventile, but we are not 100% sure as it looks and feels like a form of lightweight canvas.

Acquisition Method

Donated by George Bruce

Acquisition Date

19/12/2012

Condition Check Date

19/12/2012

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

19/12/2012

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