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Hi-Ten Pitons0

Accession Number

1359.2016.1

Object Name

Hi-Ten Pitons0

Created

27/10/2016

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

27/10/2016

Brief Description

P shaped Hi- Ten pitons

Materials

high tensile steel

Dimensions

7.5(L) x 2.5(W) cms

Number Of Objects

2

Colour

silver, yellow

Maker

John Hartley

Provenance

They nicknamed him Hamish MacPiton back in the old days as he did make rather excessive use of pitons; there's a line of them up a fine piece of Cornish granite, close to Land's End, which the guidebook tells us, " ....is a testament to a visit from Hamish MacInnes some years ago."So MacPiton is MacInnes, to coin another of his nicknames, The Fox of Glencoe.
To be fair, everyone used pitons back in the good old days, though Hamish might have used a few more than everyone else.
There's a nice wee legacy, however, as a friend of Hamish's, John Hartley, managed to get hold of some high tensile steel back in the 1970's. It was allegedly left over from one of the outer space/Sputnik projects. Exactly what type of metal it is we are not sure, though it does have a bronze tinge to it. John managed to fashion some pitons from it anyway and sold them as Hi-Ten. Hamish got a few and many years later he gave his last couple to us - proper job!

Acquisition Method

Donated by Hamish MacInnes

Acquisition Date

27/10/2016

Condition Check Date

27/10/2016

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

27/10/2016

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