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Esoterica
© Martyn Maltby, May 2009
Camera used: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 80 IS

User Comments

I poicked this up in Chamonix in 1980. Never used it.
Martyn Maltby - 04/May/09
Impressive idea!
danrhodes1987 - 04/May/09
shame it's unused. i'd imagine this would be a tricky to work one-handed, especially if the flared bits are wedged tight.
daWalt - 05/May/09
The idea of creating a nut type piece of protection that can fit range of placements is a great idea, but definitely needs to go back to the drawing board
Gazleah - 06/May/09
I worked in Thomas and Taylor in Sheffield in the early 80's and we had one of these in the shop as a tester. Never sold any!!
Andy Fielding - 18/May/09
Here, would that kind of thing not be useful on alpine routes, where you're only after a couple of nuts?
Ander - 21/Feb/10
It is a "Coinceur Gigogne" (nest of nuts) invented by Jacques Paul Fournier (Patent FR 2410487) and marketed by Laprade in France in 1979.
nutstory - 19/Oct/10
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