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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Sledge repair outfit

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Accession no.: N: 1051
Object name: Sledge repair outfit
Title: Sledge repair outfit
Description: A sledge repair kit consisting of a canvas roll case (a) and five tools: file (b), tightening lever (c), spanner (d), bradawl (e) and gimlet (f). Used by Captain Scott on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).
Classified name:
SPRI theme transportation
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 629.111.7
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT sleds
Number of items: 6
Full description:

A tool kit consisting of a T-shaped canvas roll case (a) with a cord tie on the outside. There are canvas loops in either side of the T, and two in the centre of the head of the T. The case contains: a semi-circular file with a turned wooden handle and brass ferrule (a); a tightening lever, like a flat-headed screwdriver, stamped '[?] & HICKMAN // CAST STEEL', with a turned wooden handle and brass ferrule (c); a metal spanner with a hole in the centre (d); a bradawl or fine flat-headed screwdriver with a turned wooden handle and brass ferrule (e); and a gimlet, stamped 'W. MARPLES // & SON', with a turned wooden handle (f).

Dimensions:
  • Width: 610mm, length: 485mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Scott, Robert Falcon (1901 - 1904)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)