Back in December Marlow posted a photo of a Leeper nut tool that I never knew existed. Six months later a second one surfaced and I was able to get it for the museum. pre 1980s for sure probably Ed Leepers first nut tool he created.
Marlow - yesterday I received these awesome Gerry pitons. I am totally psyched to have these wonderful antiques! Thank you so much Marlow for your generosity! Also thanks Steve Grossman for the postal bump to get them to the museum.
thebravecowboy - The top piton has the same eye as this 1960s Japanese piton I got from Jim Bridwell. I was thinking that maybe that small pin was formed from a broken piton, but it looks like it was made to be like a RURP. The second photo are you sure the channel is sawed off, or maybe the edge was pounded down with a hammer? The third photo is a beautiful titanium Ushba piton from Russia, c.2000.
Not a mystery as such, but this is bigly securing a farmer's gate on the Roman Wall in Northumberland, it's beautiful, we like it a lot and it seems no Scots have passed through since this beautiful wall was built...