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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Dog harness


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Accession no.: N: 16
Object name: Dog harness
Title: Dog harness
Description: A dog harness made of soft Willesden canvas, with a metal swivel and wooden toggles. Used during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).
Classified name:
SPRI theme animal equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 656.198-872.88 : 685.1
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT harnesses
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A dog harness made of soft Willesden canvas, folded in half and stitched to make it double thickness. The main body of the harness is made as a single continuous loop, with a canvas strap stitched across the shoulders to keep the harness in place. A piece of lampwick is attached across the back, with a leather loop attached to one end and there probably would have been a wooden toggle attached to the other (now missing), to hold the harness firmly in place around the dog's chest. The ends of the main harness loop are attached to a metal swivel and stitched together and reinforced with leather, to which is attached a leather thong and a wooden toggle.

  • Width: 235mm, length: 1100mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • : British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)
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