Accession Number
1954.117.5
Catalogue Number
ALP154.5
Brief Description
Inflatable bed with valves, used at the highest camp IX. "A special production of P Frankenstein & Sons. (Manchester) Ltd. Victoria Rubber works, Newton, Heath, Manchester 10".
Production Date
1952-1953
Production Place
Manchester/England
Associated Person
Associated Notes
Edmund Hillary, Mountaineer, for sleeping on
Used by Edmund Hillary on the first ascent of Everest, 1953
Item gifted to NZ Alpine Club by Hillary, as part of the ongoing collections deposited by the NZ Alpine Club collections to be held in long-term trust by Canterbury Museum. See Press, 25 August 1954, and undated newspaper article of similar date - Museum Manuscripts Collection, Canterbury History Dept Related Documents.

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