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Campbell Saddlewedges(set of 4/5/6/7)

Accession Number

1445.2018.1

Object Name

Campbell Saddlewedges(set of 4/5/6/7)

Created

21/06/2018

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

21/06/2018

Brief Description

Set of 4 Campbell Saddlewedges

Materials

aluminium alloy

Dimensions

4,3.5,3,2.5 (L) x 2.5,2,1.5,1 (W) x 2.5,2,1.5,1 (D) cms

Number Of Objects

4

Inscription Description

"SADDLEWEDGE TM 7,6,5,4" on one side and "CAMPBELL USA" on the other side

Colour

gold,red

Maker

Campbell

Object Production Place

USA

Provenance

Gaylord Campbell hit the American headlines back in 1967 when he was hit by a large boulder when climbing on the North face of the Grand Teton. It left him with an open fracture of his left leg and it took the Teton Park Wardens three days to get him down.
Fast forward to 1979 and the now recovered, Gaylord, hit the mountaineering headlines with his patented Saddlewedge; passive nuts for rock climbing. They come with a rather tedious explanatory leaflet which you will find elsewhere in the colllection along with some pristine Saddlewedges and the other Gaylord production - the Wedgefast.
The fine, much used set we have here in the collection were for many years in the ‘rack’ of Willie Jeffrey as he pioneered new routes on the Skye sea cliffs and various other crags.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Willie Jeffrey

Acquisition Date

21/06/2018

Condition Check Date

21/06/2018

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

21/06/2018

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