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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 1084
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
Number of items: 1
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 back of the sledge with string and covered with a leather cap (missing on one side). Five uprights are mortised into each runner and lashed with rawhide. At each of these is a wooden cross bar which is lashed to the upright with rawhide and to the upper with string. There is a metal bracket at the joins of each upright and cross bar, with a wire collar around each. Two bamboo poles run the length of the sledge and are lashed to the cross bars with string. 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. A plywood board is lashed to the uppers at the back of the sledge with string. At least four sets of leather straps with metal buckles are wrapped around the sledge.

  • Width: 640mm, height: 200mm, length: 3860mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)