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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Bedding roll

Accession no.: N: 1080
Object name: Bedding roll
Title: Bedding roll
Description: A reindeer skin sleeping bag 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:

A reindeer skin sleeping bag (fur-side out) which narrows towards the feet. It is made of large strips of skin which have been stitched together. The opening consists of a short slit, with an extra flap of skin on the right side inside the bag, with three leather loops which match up with three leather toggles on the other side of the opening. The bag has a hood with a leather tie on one side and a leather loop on the other.

  • Width: 830mm, length: 2000mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)