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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Snow shovel

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Accession no.: N: 1079r
Object name: Snow shovel
Title: Snow shovel
Description: A snow shovel with a metal head and wooden handle, made by Spear & Jackson. Part of the equipment for a fully laden sledge 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 685.532 : 551.578.4
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A snow shovel with a metal head and wooden handle. The handle is cranked and has a D-shaped end; it is attached to the head by means of a split socket with four rivets. The socket is marked 'Neverbend // "SPEAR & JACKSON"' and 'No 00'.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 212mm, length: 960mm, depth: 138mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)