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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 1060
Object name: Anorak
Title: Anorak
Description: A lightweight khaki-green anorak (pullover-style) with hood, made by Benjamin Edgington of London. This type of anorak was supplied to the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1946.
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory
UDC 687.1
Geographic UDC (*72)
Getty AAT anoraks
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A lightweight khaki-green anorak (pullover-style) with hood. It is made of a single layer of 'Ventale' cloth. (Ventile is a 100% cotton fabric made from very fine long staple cotton, which is spun into special yarn and then doubled for additional strength and regularity, and then compactly woven to make it windproof and weatherproof but also breathable). There are two large pockets on the front of the anorak with no form of closure. There are no buttons, drawstrings, zips or fastenings of any sort.

  • Width: 1760mm, length: 925mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • As used on: Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey 1945-62 (1946 - 1946)