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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Sledge, model

Accession no.: N: 606
Object name: Sledge, model
Title: Sledge, model
Description: A 1:4 scale model of a soft runner sledge as used by the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). It was made by E.L. Pitman of Byfleet, Surrey, who made the sledges for the expedition.
Artist: Pitman, E.L.
Classified name:
SPRI theme transportation
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land
UDC 629.111.7
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A 1:4 scale model of a soft runner sledge (Nansen sledge) as used by the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). The front of the sledge is bow-shaped. It is made of wood and cane, with metal cross struts between the handlebars, and string lashings (the originals were of tarred twine).

Dimensions:
  • Width: 160mm, height: 313mm, length: 1010mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • As used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)