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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Dog harness

Accession no.: N: 2
Object name: Dog harness
Title: Dog harness
Description: A lampwick dog harness with orange ribbons. Used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).
Classified name:
SPRI theme animal equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land
UDC 656.19-872.88 : 685.1
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT harnesses
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A dog harness made of tubular lampwick, white with a blue stripe. The main body of the harness is made of a single piece of lampwick which is folded over in the centre and stitched to form the back of the harness (a piece of string with a metal ring passes through this fold and is where the hook of the trace would be attached), with the two ends forming the shoulder straps. These are stitched together where they cross over at the centre of the chest, and the end of each strap is stitched to the opposite side of the harness. There is a short length of lampwick stitched across the top of the harness, and further back a short piece of orange ribbon is stitched to either side of the harness.

  • Width: 145mm, length: 680mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • : British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)