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Kong Cam Clean(rope ascender)

Accession Number

1486.2019.1

Object Name

Kong Cam Clean(rope ascender)

Created

24/05/2019

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

24/05/2019

Brief Description

Triangular shaped Kong cam Clean rope ascender

Materials

metal

Dimensions

12(L) x8(W) x3.5(D) cms

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

"CAM CLEAN KONG-BONAITI-ITALY Ø 9KG.420
Ø 11KG.500"

Colour

silver

Maker

Kong

Object Production Place

Italy

Provenance

Looking very much like a 1970’s Clog Rope Ascender, this Kong Cam Clean is a much more modern version which makes us wonder how the patent laws work....maybe Clog didn’t have a patent!
Though in mint condition, the one we have here in the collection is a fairly early version-post 1990- and is configured a little differently from the Clog. In both cases they are/were designed to be used on the chest as a rope climbing system and are much used in the world of industrial rope access.
Formally known as Bonaiti, Kong is an Italian company very active in the mountaineering, caving and industrial rope access world (2019)
Ken Rawlinson, former director of Phoenix Mountaineering, kindly donated this and several other items in 2019.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Ken Rawlinson

Acquisition Date

24/05/2019

Condition Check Date

24/05/2019

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

24/05/2019

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