Climbing iron

Collection Type

  • Toys and games

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-20264

Description

Pair or iron stirrups, possibly used for walking on logs. Base is an iron bar that curls at front to frame the toes. Leather strap at front for toe support; leather strap at back for heel support. Iron spike below toe for traction.

Details

Descriptive Terms

iron (metal)
Iron
CLIMBER

Inscription

Adhesive on bottom: ""[partial paper label] CLIMBER [?] WARRANTED/ DICKE TOOL CO."" Engraved on bottom: ""DICKE 16""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Dicke Tool Co. (Maker)

Dimensions

5 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.3191AB