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Item Type:
Object
Category:
Object
EntryNumber:
325a
AccessionNumber:
02.2014.01
AccessionDate:
2014-01-20
Name:
Down Suit
Images:
Entry325a.JPG
Entry325aweb.jpg
Brief Description:
Down suit, nylon, metal, Thinsulate Thermal insulation, detachable hood with drawstring and press stud fastening, zip and velcro fastening from crotch to neck, two breast pockets, two map pockets, one thigh pocket, black machine-knitted wrist cuffs, sewn on rectangular label on right breast pocket, white ground, black text with 'Mountain Equipment' logo, sewn on rectangular label on left breast pocket, white ground, red text with 'Thinsulate TM Thermal Insulation', sewn on rectangular label on left breast pocket, white ground, blue text with 'Mountain Equipment' logo and half union jack flag, sewn on circular label on right sleeve, white ground, blue edged, blue text with 'GORE-TEX' logo, red outer, grey inner lining. 59 (w) exc sleeves x 155 (l) cm
Materials:
nylon, metal
Dimensions:
59 (w) exc sleeves x 155 (l) cm
Number of Objects:
1
Inscription Description:
Mountain Equipment, Thinsulate TM Thermal Insulation, GORE-TEX
Colour:
red, grey, black
Maker:
Mountain Equipment
Technique:
machine stitched
Object Production Date:
c.1982
Provenance:
Owned and worn by John Porter on Everest in 1982.
Acquisition Terms:
Outright gift.
Acquisition Date:
2014-01-20
Access Category:
Open
Normal Location:
Mountain Heritage Trust
Current Location:
Mountain Heritage Trust
AccessStatus:
Open
Notes:
Image copyright JP. Also see back page of Climber and Rambler, March 1982. Photograph (by Joe Tasker) of suit worn by Ade Burgess
Rules:
Spectrum : the UK Museum documentation standard, 1997
Access Points:
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Created:
2014-02-18 00:00:00
Creator:
M Willett