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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection




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Accession no.: N: 105b
Object name: Sole
Title: Sole
Description: 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.
Artist: |Evans, Edgar||Lashly, William|
Classified name:
SPRI theme personal equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 685.721
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT ice creepers
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A specially-strengthened canvas sole with eight metal points (five at the toe and three at the heel). It is made from two layers of canvas, stitched together at the heel and toe to form an enclosed shoe. There is a leather foot piece inside the sole, with a metal heel plate, central leather panel and metal toe plate on the underside. There are six canvas loops around the upper edge of the sole, through which is passed a length of string for tying the sole tight around the wearer's foot.

  • Width: 150mm, height: 55mm, length: 355mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)
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