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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Dog harness

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Accession no.: N: 1124
Object name: Dog harness
Title: Dog harness
Description: A Siberian-type textile dog harness with a metal swivel and wooden toggles. Used during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).
Classified name:
SPRI theme animal equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 656.198-872.88 : 685.1
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT harnesses
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A dog harness made of a pinky-red woven textile. The main body of the harness is made as a single continuous loop, with a textile strap across the shoulders to keep the harness in place. A piece of lampwick is attached across the back, with a leather loop attached to one end and a wooden toggle attached to the other, to hold the harness firmly in place around the dog’s chest. The ends of the main harness loop are attached to a metal swivel and stitched together and reinforced with leather, to which is attached a leather thong and a wooden toggle. There is a join in either side of the main loop near the swivel – perhaps a modification to make the harness smaller.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 200mm, length: 740mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)