Ski Boots - Tricouni Brevete, Phillip Law, 1960-1966 Object Reg. No: SH 930785

These traditional ski boots boots made by Tricouni Brevete were used in ski resorts generall y in the 1960s. They were used by Phillip G. Law from 1960 onwards in Antarctica - only with skis. The skis were laminated ash wooden skis with plastic sole and steel edges and khandehar bindings made in Norway.

Phillip Law used these boots on skis both in Victoria and in Antarctica over the years 1958 onwards. The skis are now in possession of the Geelong Area Scouts (1992).

Footwear in wet/cold climates such as Macquarie Island were much more difficult to use than in Antarctica. If the boots were completely waterproof then sweating would occur. The boots must be able to breath, but be impervious to outside water. The British wet/cold boots were remarkably effective.
These boots have a thick non slip rubber/leather sole that has a triangular imprint on the base. Heavy black leather uppers surround an inner boot of brown leather. There are steel tips on the front and back of the sole, and steel hooks along the front of the boot for tying of the laces. Laces would be attached to both the inner brown boot as well as the outer black boot. The tip of the boot is square for use with skis.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Phillip Law - Australian Antarctic Division Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition, 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 18.40 cm (Height), 30.80 cm (Width), 10.50 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: antarctic exploration, footwear, skiing
Themes this item is part of: Antarctic Clothing, Dr Phillip Law, Scientist, Explorer & Administrator (1912-2010), Antarctica Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: EXPLORATION
Secondary Classification: Antarctic
Tertiary Classification: footwear
Inscriptions: Stamped on the base of each boot: TRICOUNI/BREVETE/[LOGO]. Stamped on each metal tooth: TRICOUNI/BREV. [LOGO]/6.15 SUISSE.
Manufacturer: Tricouni Brevete, England, Great Britain
Place & Date Used: Antarctica, 1960-1966

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No