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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Duffle inner

Accession no.: N: 10
Object name: Duffle inner
Title: Duffle inner
Description: 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).
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land
UDC 687.254.8
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT slippers
Number of items: 1
Full description:

One medium duffle inner, made of thick cream-coloured blanket cloth with light blue wool stitching. The inner is primarily constructed from three pieces of cloth: one for the sole, and one for the top of the toe and tongue, and one which goes around the ankle and gives the inner additional height. The heel panel is double thickness. The stitching is herringbone stitch in fine beige-coloured thread at the seams; and blanket stitch in pale light blue wool around the opening. Inside the inner is a white name tape with 'G.C.L. BERTRAM' in red. The sole shows signs of use.

  • Height: 315mm, length: 315mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Bertram, George Colin Lawder (1934 - 1937)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)