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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Bedding roll


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Accession no.: N: 1079w
Object name: Bedding roll
Title: Bedding roll
Description: A bedding roll. 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 685.533
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

bag: A beige canvas bag, with cloth inserted in either side and along the base to give the bag depth. The side pieces extend beyond the top of the bag, each with a lampwick tie stitched to it, one of which is marked with name tape with 'G.C.L. BERTRAM' in red stitching. The bag appears to have had an extra strip of fabric inserted all the way round to widen it. It has a flap closure with three rope cleats stitched to it, two of which have a length of rope attached. There is a canvas loop on the outside of the bag to act as a handle. On the inside front of the bag is a large pocket. There is some green stitching in one corner of the flap.

tent: A brown circular pyramid tent (single layer) with a bright green snow valance. Both the body and valance are made up of eleven panels, one of which has been replaced. The tent has a sleeve entrance with rope ties. There is a green canvas disc at the apex and metal rivets, and a textile ventilator near the top with a textile tie. There are lots of patches on both the body and valance, a rip at the edge of the valance, and a tear in the main body. 'Captain' is written in ink on the valance.

  • bag: Width: 870mm, height: 640mm
  • tent: Width: 2910mm, length: 2910mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Bertram, George Colin Lawder (1934 - 1937)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)
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