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Black's Mountain Tent and Flysheet

Accession Number

1475.2019.1

Object Name

Black's Mountain Tent and Flysheet

Created

12/03/2019

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

12/03/2019

Brief Description

Nylon tent with sewn in groundsheet with extended valance. Sleeve ventilators.Hemp cord lines. Triangular access. Canvas carrying bag.

Materials

Ventile, nylon, metal, hemp. canvas

Dimensions

Tent..213.5(L) x 122(W) x122(H) cms

Number Of Objects

1 Set

Inscription Description

On carrying bag " BLACKS EST 1863 MOUNTAIN "

Colour

blue, green,orange

Maker

Blacks

Object Production Place

Greenock, Scotland

Provenance

Blacks of Greenock produced many iconic items for the outdoors during the latter part of the 1900's with their Good Companion's range of camping gear being perhaps the most iconic.Icelandic sleeping bags, Guinea tents and Care-Free clothing were all part of the collection which was added to in the 1960's with the equally iconic Mountain tent, a fine example of which we have here in the collection.
Our donator, Dave Pritchard, tells us that this particular version is made from ventile material which makes it a bit of a rarity as well as being heavier than other versions..see advert opposite.
The ventile versions of this tent were not quite so bad, but both varieties leaked, which made a flysheet necessary. Dave was surprised to see the flysheet was orange and the tent cream when he bought them; though it did keep things dry and gave extra storage space under the eaves.
A very Scottish addition to our Scottish Heritage Collection..thanks Dave.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Dave Pritchard

Acquisition Date

12/03/2019

Condition Check Date

12/03/2019

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

12/03/2019

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