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Pair of leather ski boots

Accession Number

1091.2013.1

Object Name

Pair of leather ski boots

Created

29/10/2013

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

29/10/2013

Brief Description

Pair of brown leather ski boots with Tricouni nails and Phillips heel plates. 14 eyeholes on each boot.

Materials

leather, brass,

Dimensions

28(l) x 11(w)cms

Number Of Objects

1 pair

Inscription Description

"PHILLIPS" on heel plates" "TRICOUNI 15" on side nails

Colour

brown

Provenance

It's fairly unusual to find a pair of boots without a maker's name, but that seems to be the case with this fabulous pair , which leads us to believe that they are handmade; they certainly have that 'look' about them.
The lovely little brass, tricouni side nails are Swiss and the 'Phillips' heel plates would seem to be British so our best guess is that they are British (possibly Swiss) handmade in the 1950's, an era when ski boots were still used for uphill, cross country and downhill.
These would have been a very expensive pair of boots when new, and remarkably they are still in mint condition, looking as if they have hardly been used. Mick Tighe was very pleased to acquire them for £20 in 2013 and to add them to the collection.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Mick Tighe

Acquisition Date

29/10/2013

Condition Check Date

29/10/2013

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

29/10/2013

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