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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Sledge

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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.

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