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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Sledge bag

Accession no.: N: 1079b
Object name: Sledge bag
Title: Sledge bag
Description: A canvas sledge bag for hanging off the handlebars of a sledge. Part of the equipment as used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).
Classified name:
SPRI theme expedition equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land
UDC 685.514.3 & 629.111.7
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT kit bags
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A handmade khaki-mustard canvas sledge bag, with cloth inserted in either side and along the base to give the bag depth. It has a flap closure with three lengths of rope stitched to it – these fasten into three rope toggles stitched to the main body of the bag. There is some green stitching in one corner of the flap. There is an extra flap on either side of the bag, each with a rope tie, and there are rope ties on the bottom corners of the bag. Inside the back is a cotton pocket. There is a leather loop on either side of bag for hanging over the handlebars of a sledge.

  • Width: 505mm, height: 460mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • As used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)