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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 221
Object name: Helmet
Title: Helmet
Description: A beige windproof cloth helmet used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 687.4
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT hoods (headgear)
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A helmet made from beige cloth. It consists of a hood with a funnel-like opening, with the hood extending to cover the tops of the shoulders, with an opening at the front from the base to the neck. It is made from several panels of single-layered cloth, with a double layer in the ear area. The funnel is reinforced with zigzag stitching and the brim is stiffened with wire. The wire protrudes on either side under the chin and is bent to form a hook and eye, and the helmet also fastens under the chin with a brown plastic button. There are traces of a textile label at the base.

  • Width: 540mm, length: 470mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)