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SNOWDON MOULDINGS THE CURVER ICE AXE BROCHURE c. 1980
By Snowdon Mouldings, Llanberis, Mo Anthoine
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C. 1977. A 4 page b/w brochure advertising the famed Curver Ice Axe, one of the first axes that had a sharply curved pick. This is a very rare item in the USA as these axes were never imported, although the Joe Brown helmets were. The brochure has been folded but is very clean and Fine condition.

From the small Llanberis factory run by Mo Antoine and Joe Brown that produced the iconic Joe Brown helmet and Limpet tent. Joe Brown and Mo Antoine revolutionized a range of climbing equipment from their base in Llanberis, developing the iconic Joe Brown helmet as well as the Curver ice axe. This was so popular that Mo had to turn down a huge order from a Japanese distributor representing 2,500 stores. At the time only four people worked for Snowdon Mouldings which was based on Llanberis High Street.

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