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Amrein & Weber Child's Skis

Accession Number

1402.2017.1

Object Name

Amrein & Weber Child's Skis

Created

13/07/2017

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

13/07/2017

Brief Description

Pair of red and yellow child's skis with metal and leather bindings.

Materials

wood, metal, leather

Dimensions

90(L) x 6(W) cms

Number Of Objects

1 pair

Inscription Description

On skis "PICCOLO MADE IN SWITZERLAND ZURICH AMREIN & WEBER"
On bindings "PICCOLO"

Colour

red, yellow, silver

Maker

Amrein & Weber

Object Production Place

Zurich, Switzerland

Provenance

The Swiss company of Amrein & Weber seem to have begun making skis in the years between the two world wars, a time when the new sport of skiing was booming, particularly amongst the rich upper classes of the European elite.
Few details of the company's history remain and their skis are a bit of a rarity so we are delighted to have this fine set of child's skis in our collection.
They are branded 'Piccolo' which means small in Italian and we have seen other versions like 'Lilliput' which also means small, as in a child, so maybe they specialised in childrens skis.
Made from wood with a simple form of Kandahar binding, they appear to date from the 1950/60's and once belonged to Donnie MacKenzie, a stalwart of the Scottish Ski Club and well travelled skier. Donnie passed away in 2017 and his family kindly donated these skis to the collection - thanks folks.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Donnie MacKenzie

Acquisition Date

13/07/2017

Condition Check Date

13/07/2017

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

13/07/2017

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