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Adventure Equipment Neoprene Jacket and Trousers

Accession Number

1420.2017.1

Object Name

Adventure Equipment Neoprene Jacket and Trousers

Created

09/11/2017

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

09/11/2017

Brief Description

Red neoprene jacket with ziped front and three zipped pockets. Trousers with two pockets and elasticated waistband.

Materials

neoprene, plastic, metal, elastic

Dimensions

Jacket - 94(L) x 64(W) cms Trousers 110(L) cms

Number Of Objects

2

Inscription Description

On inside label "ADVENTURE EQUIPMENT EDINBURGH SCOTLAND"

Colour

red

Maker

Adventure Equipment

Object Production Place

Edinburgh, Scotland

Provenance

E mail from John Ingram
“I worked for Graham Tiso from January 1973 when he had a small shop at 44 Rodney Street and a small office/store room facility at 62-64 Broughton Street.
There were very few "specialist climbing" shops then and we used to send gear all over the world. We also had a contracts department where we would supply the Anny, Navy, RAF, Outward Bound Centres, Local Council Education Depts and other organisations.
Outdoor Education was very popular and our Contracts department needed more office space and warehousing.
We moved to Wellington Place in Leith to huge premises and Tiso opened a shop within the building.
The Contracts Dept was growing fast and Graham decided he wanted to concentrate on the retail side of the business and so brought in a partner to the Contracts Dept.
A new company was set up to grow the contracts business and this was called Adventure Equipment (Wholesale ) Ltd. The new company moved to I72 Easter Road as both companies needed more space.
The company was eventually bought out by the MD called Rod Pengelly and I think it folded a few years later probably around the mid 80's.
I had left in 1982.
The Jacket was a Graham Tiso Alpine Jacket it would have had the Adventure Equipment labels because we would have ordered it for the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team.
We used various companies to make the waterproofs and one was Tulloch Mountain Gear and they were based in Roy Bridge and they used homeworkers to make the garments.”

Acquisition Method

Donated by Anne Wakeling

Acquisition Date

09/11/2017

Condition Check Date

09/11/2017

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

09/11/2017

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