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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Dog whip

Accession no.: N: 27
Object name: Dog whip
Title: Dog whip
Description: A 13-foot plaited leather dog whip with a wooden handle. Used by Frank Debenham during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova expedition).
Classified name:
SPRI theme animal equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 656.198-872.88 : 685.17
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT whips
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A plaited leather dog whip with a turned wooden handle. The handle is incised with decorative rings and has been varnished. The handle is attached to the whip with string binding, and there is a knot in the leather at the start of the whip. The whip is made of plaited brown leather which gradually tapers in diameter. The whip ends with a tail of string tied to the leather, firstly with two strands which have been twisted, and then finally with one strand with a knot in the end. The whip is approximately 13 feet long (including the handle).

  • Length: 3850mm, diameter: 25mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Debenham, Frank (1910 - 1913)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)