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1940s-60s Soft Iron Pitons and Steel biners Simond Subai

Postby BoulderTraveler » Mon May 05, 2014 11:28 pm

I bought a pile of climbing gear in the late 60s and this stuff was in the box amongst the aluminum biners & chrome-moly pitons. I'm guessing they’re 1940s - 60s stuff.
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R.Cassin pitons - three of them
F. Simond Chamonix piton
Stubai Austria - two circa 1940s-1950s? Made by Stubai in Austria from malleable iron.
Cassin Locking Steel carabiner
Stubai Locking oval carabiner
Steel Oval – no markings - looks the same vintage as the Stubai

Perhaps they might make a nice display for someone …
Advice sought: How do I determine value? Find someone who would display them somewhere? Or are they too common to be of general interest?
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Re: 1940s-60s Soft Iron Pitons and Steel biners Simond Subai

Postby ExcitableBoy » Tue May 06, 2014 2:10 pm

The pitons make excellent drawer pulls for someone making a camper van or rustic cabin. I've seen it done, very cool effect.
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