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Item Type:
Object
Category:
Object
EntryNumber:
219
AccessionNumber:
204.2007.1
AccessionDate:
2007-03-16
Name:
Karabiner
Image: Karabiner
Brief Description:
Karabiner, aluminium alloy, 'D' shaped, straight open gate, etched on 'SCOTT' etched on reverse 'HX781', 'R1R', logo in circle
Materials:
Aluminium alloy
Dimensions:
6 (w) x 11.5 (l) x 1.3 (d) cm
Number of Objects:
1
Inscription Description:
etched on 'SCOTT' etched on reverse 'HX781, R1R', logo in circle
Colour:
Silver
Object Production Note:
The 'Scott' Karabiner was designed by a member of the (then) Mininstry of Supply to meet a requirement for the RAF Mountain Rescue teams. Some advice and assistance were given by the BMC at the time, but subsequent events showed that the karabiner was considerably over-designed, being much stronger than necessary. One consequence was that the section of the body was too thick to pass through many pitons and the internal space available for ropes is rather on the small side. It was made of high tensile aluminium alloy by one of the leading firms making high-grade aluminium forgings for aircraft. It was prohibitively expensive, thus not marketed due to cost.
Acquisition Date:
1970-01-01
Condition:
Good
Normal Location:
Mountain Heritage Trust
Current Location:
Mountain Heritage Trust
AccessStatus:
Open
Rules:
Spectrum : the UK Museum documentation standard, 1997
Access Points:
Karabiner
Military mountaineering
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2283
Created:
2007-03-16 00:00:00
Creator:
M Willett