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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 1120
Object name: Belt
Title: Belt
Description: A leather hunting belt with a whistle, pouch, pipe holder and pipe, and penknife.It belonged to Charles Royds and was used during the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).
Classified name:
SPRI theme personal equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 639.1.08
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 4
Full description:

A leather belt with a whistle, a pouch and pipe holder (with pipe), and a penknife. The belt is made in four sections, each joined with a metal ring, and has a metal buckle for fastening. Clipped to each ring is a double clip hook, with a second clip for taking an attachment. The metal whistle is clipped to one of the hooks, and is marked 'THE METROPOLITAN // PATENT // J. HUDSON & CO // BARRY ST // BIRMINGHAM'. The leather pouch is secured to the belt with two leather belt loops. It has a large pocket with a lampwick tie, a small pocket with a metal fastening, and a piper holder. The pipe has a silver mouthpiece with hallmarks indicating it was made in Birmingham in 1898, and is also marked 'A.F. & Co' (Adolph Frankau & Co. Ltd.) and 'GOD SPEED // AUGUST 1901'; the bowl is made of wood and marked 'BBB'. The penknife has three blades, a corkscrew, a parcel hook and a small metal holder, and is engraved with the initials 'C.W.R.R.' (Charles William Rawson Royds). It is housed inside a leather pouch with a flap lid, stamped 'HOLTZAPFFEL & CO // 64 // CHARING CROSS', and a leather belt loop on the back.

  • Height: 120mm, length: 1400mm, depth: 70mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Royds, Charles William Rawson (1901 - 1904)
  • Used by: Royds, Charles William Rawson (1901 - 1904)