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Record: ANTC Test v2

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Cotton case

Record: M: 2011/2

A cotton case, perhaps a book jacket or album cover, made by Dorothy Irving Bell to commemorate the members of the Polar Party of the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Tea caddy

Record: M: 2011/3/1

A tea caddy commemorating the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). Colour-printed with Scott in sledging gear, busts of Wilson, Bowers, Oates and Evans, and a description of the fate of the Polar Party.

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Matchbox

Record: M: 2011/3/2

An empty cardboard matchbox inside an enamelled metal matchbox holder with a design of three penguins.

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Beer bottle

Record: M: 2011/5

An empty bottle of 'Captain Oates' dark aromatic oat mild ale with a picture of L.E.G. Oates, brewed by the Brown Cow Brewery in Selby, North Yorkshire.

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Beer bottle

Record: M: 2011/6

An empty bottle of 'Arctica' pale ale with a picture of Tom Crean on the front, brewed and bottled for the Endurance Brewing Company by the Mercury Brewing and Distribution Company, Inc. of Ipswich, Massachusetts.

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Jug

Record: M: 2013/1

A white porcelain jug with a picture of the statue at Christchurch of Captain Scott by Kathleen Scott. Made by Victoria of Czechoslovakia in the 1950s.

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Beer bottle

Record: M: 2013/2

An empty bottle of 'Spirit of Scott 1912-2012' beer, brewed and bottled by Dartmoor Brewery, to commemorate the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Biscuit

Record: M: 2013/5

An empty cardboard packet of 'Captain Scotts Expedition Biscuits' made by Huntley & Palmers in 2013. Huntley & Palmers baked the biscuits that were taken on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova), and recreated these biscuits to the same recipe in 2013 (with the exception of the substition of vegetable oil for lard).

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Plaque

Record: M: 2014/1a-b

A metal wall plaque, marked 'Armade de Chile', on a wooden mount (a) in a dark blue cardboard box (b). The plaque was given to SPRI by the Director General of the Maritime Territory and Merchant Marine of Chile in 2014.

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Whimsies

Record: M: 2014/2/1-8

A set of eight polar whimsies, consisting of three polar bears (M: 2014/1-3), two huskies (M: 2014/4-5), a penguin (M: 2014/6), a walrus (M: 2014/7) and a seal (M: 2014/8).

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Dog harness

Record: N: 2

A lampwick dog harness with orange ribbons. Used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Dog harness

Record: N: 4

A flax rope dog harness used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). Rope harnesses were extensively used for short journeys around the base and for training puppies, but were not advisable for long journeys as they were liable to chafe.

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Dog driving equipment

Record: N: 5

A short length of rope (probably flax), probably made by William Barbour & Sons Ltd. of Lisburn, Northern Ireland. It is a sample of the rope used for traces in dog driving on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). The expedition members found it to be 'most satisfactory' as the dogs disliked the dressing on it and did not chew the rope.

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Record: N: 7

A man-hauling harness used by Frank Debenham on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Duffle inner

Record: N: 10

A medium duffle inner with light blue stitching, to be worn in combination with socks. Supplied by the Hudson's Bay Company. The inner is labelled 'G.C.L. Bertram', and was worn by him during the journey down King George VI Sound on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Duffle inner

Record: N: 11a-b

A pair of short duffle inners with light blue stitching, to be worn in combination with socks. Supplied by the Hudson's Bay Company. The inners are labelled 'G.C.L. Bertram', and were worn by him on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Dog harness

Record: N: 14

A Siberian-type textile dog harness with a metal swivel and wooden toggles. Used during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Dog harness

Record: N: 16

A dog harness made of soft Willesden canvas, with a metal swivel and wooden toggles. Used during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Harness

Record: N: 17

A brown textile man-hauling harness. This type of harness was the first type devised by Scott, and was used on the first sledge journeys of the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). The wide body belt was found to be a great improvement on the shoulder loop or rope waistband of earlier expeditions.

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Record: N: 18a-b

A metal attachment for a sledge runner (a) to prevent side-slipping whilst traversing slopes, in a white cotton bag (b). Four of these would be bolted on to the sledge runners about 3 feet from each end. They were tried out during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) and were found to be useful under certain conditions but these conditions proved so rare that they were not regarded as a normal item of sledging equipment.

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Everest carrier

Record: N: 19

An 'Everest carrier' (frame for a backpack), made by Bergans of Oslo, Norway and used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Snowshoe

Record: N: 20a-b

A pair of teardrop snowshoes with wooden frames and plywood panels and rawhide webbing, supplied by Camp & Sports Co-operators. They are both marked 'E.W.B.' and were used by E.W. Bingham on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Ice axe

Record: N: 21

A long-handled ice axe used by Lieutenant Charles Royds on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Pony snowshoe

Record: N: 24a

A pony snowshoe, made of bamboo and leather, used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). One of two (N: 24a-b). Success or failure of the snowshoes was largely dependent on the temperament of the pony.

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Pony snowshoe

Record: N: 24b

A pony snowshoe, made of bamboo and leather, used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). One of two (N: 24a-b). Success or failure of the snowshoes was largely dependent on the temperament of the pony.

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Snowshoe

Record: N: 25a

A small oval snowshoe with a wooden frame and string webbing of Swiss design. Used by Lieutenant Charles Royds on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Snowshoe

Record: N: 25b

A small oval snowshoe with a wooden frame and string webbing of Swiss design (one of a pair, see N: 25b). Used by Lieutenant Charles Royds on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Dog whip

Record: N: 27

A 13-foot plaited leather dog whip with a wooden handle. Used by Frank Debenham during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova expedition).

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Cooking pot

Record: N: 30/1a-b

An aluminium cooking pot (a) and lid (b) made by N.C.J. Ltd. of Stratford on Avon. Used by the sledging parties on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Cooking pot

Record: N: 30/2a-b

An aluminium cooking pot (a) and lid (b) used by the sledging parties on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Ration box

Record: N: 33

A sledge ration box, number 7. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Boot

Record: N: 34

A brown leather Mark VII polar climbing boot for the left foot. Supplied by Robert Lawrie Ltd. of London to the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Egg

Record: N: 39a

An Adelie penguin (pygoscelis adeliae) egg. One of two housed together in a cardboard box (originally addressed to Theodore Hamblin Ltd. and with stamps dating from 1940). The egg may have been collected in 1912 (semi-legible labels on the eggs may give this date).

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Egg

Record: N: 39b

An Adelie penguin (pygoscelis adeliae) egg. One of two housed together in a cardboard box (originally addressed to Theodore Hamblin Ltd. and with stamps dating from 1940). The egg may have been collected in 1912 (semi-legible labels on the eggs may give this date).

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Toe strap

Record: N: 41

A leather toe strap attached to a piece of wood to simulate a ski. As used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Baleen

Record: N: 45

A piece of baleen from a southern right whale. Collected by Brian Roberts in South Georgia in 1936.

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Boot

Record: N: 50

A dark brown leather sea boot for the left foot, made in northern Norway. Used by J.H. Martin on the expedition ship Penola throughout British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Mitten

Record: N: 51

A single dark brown leather outer mitten for the left hand, and designed to be worn over a woollen inner mitten. Made in Tromso, Norway and used by J.H. Martin during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Boot

Record: N: 52

A komag-style pull-on dark brown leather boot, possibly for the right foot of the type used by fishermen, sealers and lumbermen in the northern parts of Scandinavia.

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Goggles

Record: N: 53a-d

A pair of snow goggles (a) with three round lenses (b-d), used for experimenting with different coloured glass. From the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09 (Nimrod).

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Boot

Record: N: 54

A red-brown leather boot, treated with whale oil to prevent the leather freezing. Made by Robert Lawrie Ltd. of London. This type of boot was supplied to the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Whale line

Record: N: 56

A whale line from South Georgia, 1936. This line would be attached to a harpoon, with forty to fifty fathoms coiled on a table in front of and under the harpoon gun.

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Whale line

Record: N: 57

A whale line from South Georgia, 1936. This line would be attached to the end of a finer qualtiy line which in turn is attached to a harpoon, with the line coiled in bins below deck.

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Dart

Record: N: 58a

The wooden shaft of a dart or whale mark used by 'Discovery' Committee to investigate migration of whales in Southern Ocean.

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Dart

Record: N: 58b

A three-pronged metal dart or whale mark used by the 'Discovery' Committee to investigate the migration of whales in Southern Ocean.

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Dart

Record: N: 58c

A stainless steel dart or whale mark used by the 'Discovery' Committee to investigate the migration of whales in Southern Ocean.

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Dart

Record: N: 58d

A three-pronged metal dart or whale mark used by the 'Discovery' Committee to investigate the migration of whales in Southern Ocean.

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Record: N: 59

A whale harpoon to be fired from a gun/cannon, from South Georgia dating from 1936.

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Sledge, model

Record: N: 61

A model of a sledge for sounding and trawling through ice as used by the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). It was made by Edward Nelson, the expedition's biologist.

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Goggles

Record: N: 65

A pair of wooden Inuit-style snow goggles with cross-shaped slits, marked 'R.F.S'. Used by Robert Falcon Scott on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Goggles

Record: N: 67a

A pair of wire gauze snow goggles belonging to Edward Adrian Wilson and used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Goggles

Record: N: 67b

A pair of wire gauze snow goggles belonging to Edward Adrian Wilson and used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Goggles case

Record: N: 67c

A metal tin for wire gauze snow goggles worn by Edward Adrian Wilson on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Goggles

Record: N: 68

A pair of wire gauze snow goggles adapted with leather eye pieces, damaged and in four parts. Used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Goggles

Record: N: 69a

A pair of modified wire gauze snow goggles with dark orange lenses. Used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09 (Nimrod), led by Ernest Shackleton. One of two pairs (N: 69a-b).

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Goggles

Record: N: 69b

A pair of modified wire gauze snow goggles with dark lenses, found to be unsatisfactory due to a lack of ventilation. Used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09 (Nimrod), led by Ernest Shackleton. One of two pairs (N: 69a-b).

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Goggles

Record: N: 70a-b

A pair of Hamblin's 'Full-Field' snow goggles with yellow-orange 'salvoc' lenses (a) in a metal case (b). Made by Theodore Hamblin Ltd. of London, and used throughout the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). The lenses of this pair have been ground to a special curvature to avoid the use of two pairs. This type of goggle was devised by Theodore Hamblin for the 1933 Mount Everest expedition, and was also supplied to the 1936 and 1938 Everest expeditions.

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Sledge

Record: N: 71

A sledge used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900 (Southern Cross) led by C.E. Borchgrevink.

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Goggles

Record: N: 72

A pair of wooden Inuit-style snow goggles with cross-shaped slits. Used during the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). While the design was found to be satisfactory in that there was no glass to cloud over, the restricted field of vision meant that they were deemed unsuitable for use on rough ice or uneven ground.

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Goggles

Record: N: 73a

A pair of Hamblin's 'Full-Field' snow goggles with yellow-orange 'salvoc' lenses. Made by Theodore Hamblin Ltd. of London. This type of goggle was devised by Theodore Hamblin for the 1933 Mount Everest expedition, and was also supplied to the 1936 and 1938 Everest expeditions, and to the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Goggles

Record: N: 78

A pair of snow goggles with green glass lenses. Used by Frank Debenham during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Goggles

Record: N: 79

A pair of modified Inuit-type wooden snow goggles. Used by Captain R.F. Scott during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Kameo

Record: N: 80

A kameo used for softening seal-skin boots. Copied from Inuit pattern and used during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Boot inner

Record: N: 82

A single inner for a sea boot, made of lambskin with the wool on the inside. Made by Robert Lawrie Ltd. of London. This type of inner was used by some members of the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) instead of two pairs of thick socks.

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Boot

Record: N: 88a

A pull-on canvas boot for the right foot with leather reinforcement. One of two boots (N: 88a-b) of different sorts designed by Ernest Shackleton and used during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Endurance).

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Boot

Record: N: 88b

A dark brown leather boot for the left foot. One of two boots (N: 88a-b) of different sorts designed by Ernest Shackleton and used during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Endurance).

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Ascorbic acid tablets

Record: N: 94a

A cardboard packet wrapped in cellophane containing 20 'redoxon' ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) tablets, manufactured by Roche Products Ltd. of Welwyn Garden City. The manufacture of redoxon started in 1934, and it was first used in the polar regions in 1935, making it no longer necessary to take concetrated fruit juice to prevent scurvy.

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Ascorbic acid tablets

Record: N: 94b

A square brown cardboard box, inside which is a cardboard packet wrapped in cellophane containing 20 'redoxon' ascorbic acid tablets, manufactured by Roche Products Ltd. of Welwyn Garden City. The manufacture of redoxon started in 1934, and it was first used in the polar regions in 1935, making it no longer necessary to take concetrated fruit juice to prevent scurvy.

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Mitten

Record: N: 98a-b

A pair of leather mittens for general use. Made in Tromso, Norway, and used during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Harness

Record: N: 99

A brown textile man-hauling harness. This type of harness was the first type devised by Scott, and was used on the first sledge journeys of the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). The wide body belt was found to be a great improvement on the shoulder loop or rope waistband of earlier expeditions.

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Mitten

Record: N: 101

A single red-brown leather mitten for the left hand, treated with whale oil to prevent the leather from freezing. Made by Robert Lawrie Ltd. of London. This type of mitten was made for use on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Crampon

Record: N: 102a-b

A pair of crampons, metal and leather, each with five metal spikes. This was the first type of crampon made in England for the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). The design was found to be unsuitable as it allowed snow to get between the footwear and the crampon.

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Crampon

Record: N: 102c

A single crampon, metal and leather, with five metal spikes. This was the first type of crampon made in England for the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). The design was found to be unsuitable as it allowed snow to get between the footwear and the crampon. The initials 'TW' have been scratched into the side of this crampon.

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Crampon

Record: N: 103a-b

A pair of crampons, metal and leather, each with five metal spikes. This was the first type of crampon made in England for the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). The design was found to be unsuitable as it allowed snow to get between the footwear and the crampon.

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Crampon

Record: N: 104a-b

A pair crampon-shoes used during the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition 1921-22 (Quest).

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Sole

Record: N: 105a

A specially-strengthened canvas sole with metal spikes, for wearing over finnesko when travelling over rough or slippery ice. Designed by members of the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) and made by Edgar Evans and William Lashly.

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Sole

Record: N: 105b

A specially-strengthened canvas sole with metal spikes, for wearing over finnesko when travelling over rough or slippery ice. Designed by members of the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) and made by Edgar Evans and William Lashly.

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Sole

Record: N: 105c

A specially-strengthened canvas sole with metal spikes, for wearing over finnesko when travelling over rough or slippery ice. Designed by members of the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) and made by Edgar Evans and William Lashly.

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Biscuit

Record: N: 107c

A sledging biscuit in a metal tin with a glass front. The biscuit was made to a special formula of Huntley and Palmers Ltd. and Edward Wilson for use during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Lantern

Record: N: 113

A lantern made by Lieutenant Charles Royds on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). It was possibly used by Royds for reading the meteorological instruments in high winds.

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Sledge wheel

Record: N: 114

A sledge wheel of the type used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) and taken to the Antarctic by Douglas Mawson during the British Australian and New Zealand Research Expedition 1929-31.

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Theodolite

Record: N: 115a

Theodolite used during British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Expedition (BANZARE), 1930-31. Made by Carl Zeiss of Jena, and marked 'No. 16166'. A surveying instrument with a rotating telescope for measuring horizontal and vertical angles. The horizontal circle and vertical semi-circle are both divided into degrees (360 in a full circle) with scales for division into minutes (60 in a degree).

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Theodolite

Record: N: 115b-i

A wooden box (b) for a theodolite (N: 115a) and used during the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition 1930-31. Inside the box are various attachments and tools for the theodolite: brush (c), spanner (d), compass (e), plum bob (f), light bulb (g), cable (h), and pin (i). The theodolite was made by Carl Zeiss of Jena and is marked 'Nr 16166'.

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Theodolite

Record: N: 115f

A plum bob, part of equipment for a theodolite (N: 115) used during the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition 1930-31. The theodolite was made by Carl Zeiss of Jena, and is marked 'No. 16166'.

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Strap

Record: N: 117

A green canvas strap with a wooden toggle for fastening articles onto a sledge in low temperatures. It was used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Mitten

Record: N: 119a-b

A pair of moose hide mittes made by G.C.L. Bertram from a pair of mocassins during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Mitten

Record: N: 120a-b

A pair of wolf-skin mittens (fur-side out), labelled 'B.B. Roberts', each with a leather liner inside. Made in Norway and used during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). The mittens were found to be warm when worn with duffle or woollen inners but the skin was not very strong and alternate wetting and drying caused shrinkage.

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Mitten

Record: N: 123a

A sealskin mitten (fur-side out) for the right hand, made by G.C.L. Bertram from the skin of a young hooded seal (crystophora cristata) during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). The mitten was found to be tough, warm and quick drying and considered the best type for general expedition work.

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Mitten

Record: N: 123c

A sealskin mitten (fur-side out) for the left hand, made by G.C.L. Bertram from the skin of a young hooded seal (crystophora cristata) during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). The mitten was found to be tough, warm and quick drying and considered the best type for general expedition work.

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Mitten

Record: N: 123d

A duffle inner mitten with pink stitching, used with a pair of sealskin mittens made by G.C.L. Bertram during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Snowshoe

Record: N: 131a-b

A pair of teardrop style snowshoes with wooden frames and sinew webbing. Used by Lieutenant Charles Royds on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). One of the snowshoes is faintly marked 'Royds'.

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Lantern

Record: N: 133a

A folding lantern with mica panels, used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). With a leather case (N: 133b).

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Lantern case

Record: N: 133b

A leather case for a folding lantern (N: 133a) used on the British National Antarcitc Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Candlestick

Record: N: 134

A home-made candlestick belonging to Lt. C.W.R.Royds and used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Ski

Record: N: 135a

One of a pair of skis (N: 135a-b) used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Ski

Record: N: 135b

One of a pair of skis (N: 135a-b) used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Ski pole

Record: N: 136

A bamboo ski pole used during the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Dipper

Record: N: 170

A metal dipper from one of the water barricoes of the James Caird in which Ernest Shackleton voyaged from Elephant Island to South Georgia in 1916 during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Endurance).

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Flag

Record: N: 195

A pennant from the Terra Nova, used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Flag

Record: N: 200

A Union Jack flag, rolled on bamboo, flown at Hut Point as a signal to Cape Evans during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Sun compass

Record: N: 207

A sun compass made by E.A. Wilson and used on the southern sledge journey fo the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Bas-relief

Record: N: 209

A painted plaster bas-relief of Sir James Clark Ross in a wooden frame.

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Helmet

Record: N: 221

A beige windproof cloth helmet used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Trousers

Record: N: 222

A pair of beige windproof trousers, made by Mandleberg and used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Bird ring

Record: N: 229

Seven home-made duralumin bird rings (a-g) used for marking shags and penguins during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). They are marked 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28 and 29.

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Record: N: 230

A clear glass water sample bottle commonly used by British polar expeditions in 1939.

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Record: N: 231a-b

A pair of Canadian leather 'shoe packs' (boots) used by C.S. Wright, physicist on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). Wright was Canadian.

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Boot

Record: N: 237

A dark brown moccasin-style leather boot for the right foot. Made by G.H. Bass & Co. of Wilton, Maine, USA for the United States Antarctic Service Expedition 1928-30 and the United States Antarctic Service Expedition 1933-35. This style of boot was intended for wear around camp and for short trips, and was made large enough to accomade extra socks and sennegrass.

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Sledging flag

Record: N: 272

A sledging flag used by Lieutenant Charles Royds during the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Sledging flag

Record: N: 273

A sledging flag used by Lieut. Henry Bowers on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). Bowers made this flag himself, as the official one made for him missed the ship.

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Sledging flag

Record: N: 274

A sledging flag used by Dr Edward Adrian Wilson on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). It was made by Wilson's wife, Oriana.

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Sledging flag

Record: N: 275

A sledging flag used by Dr Edward Adrian Wilson on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). It was made by Wilson's wife, Oriana.

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Geological specimen

Record: N: 286a

A glass jar containing mirabilite, or natural Glauber's salts, from Cape Royds, Ross Island, Antarctica. The mirabilite was found resting on pure ice at a height of 150ft above sea level.

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Geological specimen

Record: N: 286b

A glass jar containing mirabilite, or natural Glauber's salts, from floating moraines 2 miles south of Blue Glacier, Scott Coast, Victoria Land, Antarctica.

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Wallet

Record: N: 287

A beige canvas wallet for journals from the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Wallet

Record: N: 288

A beige canvas wallet for journals with a textile pouch stitched to the back, from the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Geological specimen

Record: N: 290

A striated pebble from the Beardmore Glacier, collected during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Plate

Record: N: 572a

A dinner plate made for and used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Made by Doulton and Co. of Burslem, Stoke on Trent.

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Plate

Record: N: 572b

A side plate made for and used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Made by Doulton and Co. of Burslem, Stoke on Trent.

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Plate

Record: N: 572c

A dinner plate made for and used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Made by Doulton and Co. of Burslem, Stoke on Trent.

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Plate

Record: N: 572d

A soup plate made for and used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Made by Doulton and Co. of Burslem, Stoke on Trent.

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Plate

Record: N: 572e

A soup plate made for and used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Made by Doulton and Co. of Burslem, Stoke on Trent.

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Plate

Record: N: 572f

A soup plate made for and used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Made by Doulton and Co. of Burslem, Stoke on Trent.

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Plate

Record: N: 572g

A soup plate made for and used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Made by Doulton and Co. of Burslem, Stoke on Trent.

Plate

Record: N: 572h

A dinner plate made for and used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Made by Doulton and Co. of Burslem, Stoke on Trent.

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Plate

Record: N: 572i

A dinner plate made for and used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Made by Doulton and Co. of Burslem, Stoke on Trent.

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Plate

Record: N: 572j

A dinner plate made for and used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Made by Doulton and Co. of Burslem, Stoke on Trent.

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Plate

Record: N: 572k

A dinner plate made for and used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Made by Doulton and Co. of Burslem, Stoke on Trent.

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Plate

Record: N: 572l

A dinner plate made for and used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Made by Doulton and Co. of Burslem, Stoke on Trent.

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Mitten

Record: N: 597a-b

A pair of fawn-coloured knitted woollen mittens for use as inners for leather gloves (N: 98 or N: 101). Made by Jaeger Co. Labelled 'B.B. Roberts' and worn by him during much of the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Legging

Record: N: 603

A single natural-coloured cloth legging/gaiter with stirrup, used to join the gap between windproof trousers and climbing boots or other short boots. Used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). They were found to not be very satisfactory.

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Mitten

Record: N: 605a-b

A pair of black leather mittens used during the British Australian and New Zealand Research Expedition 1929-31 (Discovery), led by Douglas Mawson.

Sledge, model

Record: N: 606

A 1:4 scale model of a soft runner sledge as used by the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). It was made by E.L. Pitman of Byfleet, Surrey, who made the sledges for the expedition.

Sledge, model

Record: N: 607

A 1:4 scale model of a hard runner sledge as used by the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). It was made by E.L. Pitman of Byfleet, Surrey, who made the sledges for the expedition.

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Primus stove

Record: N: 616

A No. 5 ('Silent') Primus without a metal ring. The Primus was made by B.A. Hjorth & Co. of Sweden, and was used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Mitten

Record: N: 619

A cream-coloured duffle inner mitten for wearing inside a leather glove. Made and used during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Insole

Record: N: 620a-b

A pair of insoles made of cork sandwiched between felt. Used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Pemmican

Record: N: 621

An unopened tin of pemmican, with a colourful paper label, made by J. D. Beauvais of Copenhagen.

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Hood

Record: N: 711

A 'Charcot hood' made of fawn-coloured blanket cloth.

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Duffle inner

Record: N: 722

A single short duffle inners with blue stitching, to be worn in combination with socks. Made of brown Jaeger cloth. Probably worn by J.I. Moore on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Mitten

Record: N: 723a-b

A pair of mittens, made of camel-coloured Jaeger blanket cloth with chamois leather palms and embroiedered with the initials 'JIM'. Used by J.I. Moore on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola), and probably made during the expedition.

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Pyjama upper

Record: N: 725

A thick woollen pyjama top made by Jaeger Co., size medium. Worn by J.I. Moore as underwear during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37. Moore required thicker clothes than anyone else on the expedition due to very poor circulation.

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Pyjama trousers

Record: N: 726

A pair of thick woollen pyjama trousers made by Jaeger Co., size medium. Labelled 'J.I. Moore' and worn by him as underwear during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37. Moore required thicker clothes than anyone else on the expedition due to very poor circulation.

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Stocking

Record: N: 727a-b

A pair of cream-coloured knitted woollen sea boot stockings, as recommended for the Royal Navy in 1939.

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Ski cap

Record: N: 730

A black leather ski cap lined with synthetic fur. Made in Norway by Nellach, and purchased by Brian Roberts at a whaling station in Grytviken, South Georgia in 1936.

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Stocking

Record: N: 731a-b

A pair of hand-knitted green-blue flecked woollen stockings, 18" in length, for use inside sea boots. Made/supplied by Gardiner & Co. of London.

Bird recording forms

Record: N: 734

Printed forms for recording observations on birds at sea, prepared for use on British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37.

Notebook

Record: N: 741

A geological notebook, prepared for the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition 1921-22 (Quest).

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Candlestick

Record: N: 743

A candlestick made by Edward Adrian Wilson out of a Huntley & Palmer's biscuit tin during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).