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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Dog harness

Accession no.: N: 4
Object name: Dog harness
Title: Dog harness
Description: A flax rope dog harness used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). Rope harnesses were extensively used for short journeys around the base and for training puppies, but were not advisable for long journeys as they were liable to chafe.
Classified name:
SPRI theme animal equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land
UDC 656.198-872.88 : 685.1
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT harnesses
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A flax rope dog harness. It is made of a single length of rope which has been fixed to a metal ring with a lark's foot knot, and either end forms a shoulder strap which is then spliced back on itself. There are two strips of canvas joining the rope shoulder straps together, one of which is faintly marked in ink with the letter 'H'.

  • Width: 100mm, length: 780mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)