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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Ski

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Accession no.: N: 1192a-b
Object name: Ski
Title: Ski
Description: A pair of wooden skis with Huitfeldt bindings, made by L.H. Hagen & Co. of Oslo. They are carved with the intials 'R.F.S.' They belonged to Robert Falcon Scott and were used by him on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).
Classified name:
SPRI theme personal equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 685.363.2
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT snow skis
Number of items: 2
Full description:

A pair of wooden skis. Each ski has a pointed and up-curved tip, and a square tail. The top surface is decorated with incised lines which run the length of the ski and converge at the tip. There is a central groove on the underside of the ski which runs for most of the length of the ski. Stamped on the underside of each ski at the tip is 'L.H. HAGEN & CO // CHRISTIANA'. Each ski is carved with the initials 'R.F.S.' (Robert Falcon Scott). The foot plate on each ski is missing. The binding is of the Huitfeldt type and consists of a toe iron (slotted through the ski) lined with a strip of leather.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 125mm, height: 128mm, length: 2270mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Scott, Robert Falcon (1910 - 1912)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)