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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Duffle inner

Accession no.: N: 11a-b
Object name: Duffle inner
Title: Duffle inner
Description: A pair of short duffle inners with light blue stitching, to be worn in combination with socks. Supplied by the Hudson's Bay Company. The inners are labelled 'G.C.L. Bertram', and were worn by him on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land
UDC 687.254.8
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT slippers
Number of items: 2
Full description:

A pair of short duffle inners, made of cream-coloured blanket cloth (medium-weight duffle supplied by the Hudson’s Bay Company) with light blue wool stitching. Each inner is made from two pieces of cloth: one for the sole, and one for the top of the slipper, with wide overlapping seams, especially at heel. The stitching is herringbone stitch in fine beige-coloured thread where the two pieces join around the sides and toe, down the back of the heel and across the base of the heel; and very dense blanket stitch in blue wool around the opening. There are slight differences in construction between the two inners, with the side seams lining up at the heel on (a) but not on (b), and with some extra stitching on top of the toe on (b). (a) is also noticeably more worn than (b). Inside each inner is a white textile name tape inside with 'G.C.L. BERTRAM' in red.

  • Width: 145mm, height: 125mm, length: 280mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Bertram, George Colin Lawder (1934 - 1937)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)