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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Dog driving equipment

Accession no.: N: 5
Object name: Dog driving equipment
Title: Dog driving equipment
Description: A short length of rope (probably flax), probably made by William Barbour & Sons Ltd. of Lisburn, Northern Ireland. It is a sample of the rope used for traces in dog driving on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). The expedition members found it to be 'most satisfactory' as the dogs disliked the dressing on it and did not chew the rope.
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 short length of rope (probably flax), knotted at one end and wrapped round with green thread at the other.

  • Length: 310mm, diameter: 10mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • As used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)