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Admiral Digby Museum

Set, Climbing

Accession number: 2010.49.1.A
Date: 1927 – 1971
Materials: Leather; Metal
Measurements: 127 cm L x 7 cm W

One leather waist belt which has a leather pouch for small tools along with a series of small and large tool holders and hanging copper utensil. On the front of the took belt is a copper plate that says: STACO TRADE MARK Reg. SIZE 48. No. 82, attached to the front of the waist belt are two large hoops of iron that the (201.49.1.B) safety belt is hooked to when the person is climbing.

History of Use:

A professional climbing set of threee pieces, belonging to the donor's  (Ken Woodman) grandfather, Kenneth "Ted" Woodman, who worked for the Digby County Power Board for 92 years.


In 1926, Mr. Woodman, of Digby, worked in wiring and on construction of transmission lines.  In 1927 he started working for the Power Board on an hourly basis and, in December of that year, he took a practical course in electricity in Toronto.  Mr. Woodman returned to Digby the following year and was re-employed by the Power Board where he was employed for approximately 44 years.