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Item Type:
Object
Category:
Object
EntryNumber:
343
AccessionNumber:
03.2015.01
AccessionDate:
2015-03-20
Name:
Climbing boots
Image: Climbing boots
Brief Description:
Climbing boots, leather, metal, brown upper and sole, replacement brown laces, size 8, Tricouni nailed on edges, mugger nails on sole and clinker nailed on heel, manufactured by J McCreath Maybole.
Materials:
leather, metal
Dimensions:
12 (w) x 31.5 (l) x 19 (h) cm
Number of Objects:
2
Inscription Description:
Inner ; J McCreath Maybole 196 8. Outer : &#8593;1666
Colour:
brown
Maker:
J McCreath
Object Production Note:
Understood to be ex War Department given military symbol on boot. McCreath and Co had started their business around the start of the First World War when demand was high on Society Street in Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland. They eventually closed in 1968 as demand for such a high standard product declined.
Object Production Date:
c.1950s
Provenance:
Purchased by Arthur Howcraft (Rucksack Climbing Club) in the 1960s from Frank Davies in Ambleside for five pounds as a collectors item. Likely to have cost seven guineas when new.
Acquisition Terms:
Outright gift
Acquisition Date:
2015-03-20
Condition:
Good
Normal Location:
Mountain Heritage Trust
Current Location:
Mountain Heritage Trust
AccessStatus:
Open
Rules:
Spectrum : the UK Museum documentation standard, 1997
Access Points:
Climbing boots
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3691
Created:
2015-03-20 00:00:00
Creator:
Maxine Willett