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Breyer Wien IV Skis & Lilienfeld Bindings

Accession Number

1354.2016.1

Object Name

Breyer Wien IV Skis & Lilienfeld Bindings

Created

22/09/2016

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

22/09/2016

Brief Description

Pair of wooden Breyer Wien IV Skis with Lilienfeld Bindings

Materials

wood, metal, leather

Dimensions

190(L) x 8(W) cms

Number Of Objects

1 pair

Inscription Description

On sole of skis " SPORTHAUS BREYER BREYER WIEN IV" and undeciferable address. On the ski initials SMG entwined.

Colour

brown

Maker

Breyer

Object Production Place

Austria

Provenance

This lovely pair of skis seem to have begun life in Vienna, Austria, probably in the 1920's and like a lot of skis from that era they are of the Norwegian style; the Norwegians having taught much of Northern Europe the art of ski making.
The Lilienfeld binding is also a bit of a rarity, the only ones we have from over a hundred sets of skis and bindings.
Austrian skier, Mathias Zdarsky, invented the binding back in the 1890's along with the Lilienfeld technique of skiing. Neither his skiing technique nor his bindings stood the test of time, though the Lilienfeld binding was popular with Scottish skiers in the early years.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Mick Tighe

Acquisition Date

22/09/2016

Condition Check Date

22/09/2016

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

22/09/2016

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