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Admiral Digby Museum

Creeper, Ice


Accession number: 2009.21.12
Date: 1870 – 1924
Measurements: 8 cm L x 1 cm H x 7 cm Diameter
Narrative: Creepers were the property of Lenetta 'Net' Prime (1859-1924), daughter of William Prime and Phoebe Ann Braine; Lenetta, a school teacher in Weymouth, would use these to walk up the Weymouth hill to get to work during the winter.
Description: This is a set of ice creepers that goes onto the heel of your boot and fastens around the top of your boot with an elastic strap; there are 5 ice picks on the bottom of each; this was to make walking on ice easier and safer.