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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Strap

Image
Accession no.: N: 1127
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. Another canvas strap with a buttonhole at one end, a metal eyelet at the other, and a wooden toggle on a short length of rope, is attached to the long end of the cross strap (the toggle on the cross strap passes through the button hole on the extra strap).

Dimensions:
  • Width: 580mm, length: 890mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)