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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Sledge wheel

Accession no.: N: 114
Object name: Sledge wheel
Title: Sledge wheel
Description: A sledge wheel of the type used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) and taken to the Antarctic by Douglas Mawson during the British Australian and New Zealand Research Expedition 1929-31.
Classified name:
SPRI theme transportation
Current place name Antarctic regions
UDC 681.124
Geographic UDC (*7)
Getty AAT sleds
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A sledge wheel and fork, with a ticker-type revolution counter. The wheel consists of a bicycle wheel with 40 spokes and a flat metal tyre with metal studs. There is a circular black-painted metal case fixed to one side of the hub. The fork is of black-painted metal with a wooden shaft and a T-shaped handle fixed with a universal joint enabling it to move rotate horizontally and vertically. At the base of the fork is a grooved piece of metal which for counting the studs.

  • Width: 460mm, length: 1610mm, depth: 147mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Australian and New Zealand Research Expedition 1929-31 (Discovery) (1929 - 1931)