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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Strap

Image
Accession no.: N: 1125
Object name: Strap
Title: Strap
Description: A green canvas strap used for fixing a cooker to the top of an instrument box on a sledge. It was used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).
Classified name:
SPRI theme transportation
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 685.162
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A green canvas 'cooker strap'. The canvas is folded in half and stitched so that it is double thickness. The cooker strap consists of a circular loop, with a cross strap which extends a short way beyond the loop on one side, and a long way beyond the loop on the other; the straps are stitched where they join. The short end of the cross strap has a metal eyelet to which a length of rope is passed through and spliced back on itself; the long end of the cross strap has a buttonhole reinforced with stitching, and a wooden toggle on a short length of rope.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 585mm, length: 865mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)