Older NSS Convention Displays

I displayed my collection at the 1983, 1985, and 1991 NSS Conventions, but I don't have complete photographs of the displays. I have been able to find a few photographs to give a flavor to those days as well as an older one from 1982.


1982

Back when I thought that I had a large collection, I spread it out on the living room floor just to see how impressive it was. Now I know better.

1983

1983

In 1983 I talked about my collection at the NSS Convention Vertical Section meeting. I believe that I had six boards at that time. Here are two pictures that Bob Thrun took during my talk. The scribbles on the blackboard were part of my talk. I used them to show how I could classify descenders based on the rope path taken through the device.

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1985

In 1995 I displayed some boards as part of the Safety and Techniques Committee setup. Again, I believe that I had six boards there. Alas, I cannot find any photographs of my display from that year.


1991

In 1991 I set up 12 boards for the NSS 50th Anniversary Convention. I have some photographs of the general area, but unfortunately, I cannot find photographs of all of the individual boards. These might have been on a roll of film that was lost by the developer. I seem to have most or the ascender, belayer, and miscellaneous boards, but I'm obviously missing descender boards including the eights, spools, bobbins, carabiner methods, hooks, and horns.

At the time, I didn't keep the equipment mounted, since I had neither storage space nor transportation for a mounted collection. We assembled the displays on site, and the temporary mounting was rather crude. You can see the final step - me putting labels on - in the first picture.

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