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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Sledge

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Accession no.: N: 1147
Object name: Sledge
Title: Sledge
Description: A wooden sledge used by Captain Robert Falcon Scott for the western journey 1903-04 during the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).
Classified name:
SPRI theme transportation
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 629.111.7 : 656.19
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT sleds
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A wooden sledge. It has two wooden runners, curving up at each end, each with a wooden upper lashed to it at either end with string. Six uprights are mortised into each runner and lashed with rawhide, with the ends of the rawhide nailed in place. In some places, wooden pegs have been inserted into the holes through which the rawhide passes to secure it further. At each of the uprights is a wooden cross bar which is lashed to the upright with rawhide and to the upper with string. There is a metal bracket at the joins of each upright and cross bar, with a metal collar around each. A leather strap with a metal buckle is wrapped around the sledge.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 520mm, height: 190mm, length: 3360mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Scott, Robert Falcon (1901 - 1904)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)