1930 Sporthaus Jungborn Catalog

The complete 1930 Sporthaus Jungborn equipment catalog. Every page is included here in the interest of historical completeness and accuracy. The section concerning alpinists is on pages 42,43,44, and 45 but many other accessories of use to climbers and mountain travelers are represented throughout the catalog.

Although the text is in German, this catalog is a unique look at the state-of-the-art equipment available in 1930. Prior to world war two, most alpine equipment in the United States was imported from European sources. The selection was limited, but adequate for most climbers needs at the time.

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  1. May 11, 2016

    […] This selection of soft iron pitons and vintage equipment comes to us from the Allgau and Austrian Alps. The owner used them from the 1930s through the 1950s when they were finally retired. The previous owner told us that the equipment was used for so long because…”pre-war it was [a good selection] and very useful, post-war it was all we had [the money for].”  The pitons are a combination of what was commercially available at the time and handmade designs which covered a good range of protection possibilities. Examples of very similar equipment can be found in our 1930 Sporthaus Jungborn catalog. […]

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