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    Snowshoes-Anyone seen this style before?

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    Post by jholl72 Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:27 pm

    Came across these awhile ago and forgot to post the pics. In an antiques store nearby. I was drawn by the webbing. At first I thought they were homemade snow shoes using old webbing.
    But I found markings on the wood. Makers marks and dates. The one has the British broadarrow. Obviously if they are issue they are a mismatched pair.
    Question is, are these an issue pattern or were the homemade using surplus wood and surplus webbing?
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    Post by George G Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:16 am

    I have a pair from ww 2 that are a different shape but have the rope webbing. They are emergency snowshoe carried in aircraft.
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    Post by Wgrenadier Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:26 pm

    Nice snowshows Jeff! The webbing straps look like they were made by BHG Ltd (Barrow, Hepburn & Gale, Limited) in 1941.

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