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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Sledge

Image
Accession no.: N: 1083
Object name: Sledge
Title: Sledge
Description: A sledge used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).
Classified name:
SPRI theme transportation
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 629.111.7
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT sleds
Full description:

A wooden sledge. It has two wooden runners, curving up at each end, each with a wooden upper lashed to it at the tail with string and covered with leather. Eight uprights are mortised into each runner and lashed with rawhide, and the ends of the rawhide are fixed in place with metal nails. At each of these is a wooden cross bar which is lashed to the upright with rawhide and to the upper with string and covered with rawhide. There is a metal bracket at the joins of each upright and cross bar, with a wire collar around each. A bent wooden pole, wrapped with string, curves around the front of the sledge and is lashed with rawhide and covered with leather where it meets the runners and uppers. A trace rope is tied to the second set of uprights, and wraps around the front set of uprights and the bow front.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 560mm, height: 195mm, length: 3870mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)