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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Sledge, model

Image
Accession no.: N: 61
Object name: Sledge, model
Title: Sledge, model
Description: A model of a sledge for sounding and trawling through ice as used by the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). It was made by Edward Nelson, the expedition's biologist.
Artist: Nelson, Edward W.
Classified name:
SPRI theme transportation
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 656.19
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT sledges
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A model of a sledge as used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) for sounding and trawling through ice. The contents of the sledge include a roll of rope (removable), a box, a roll of wire, and another box. The model is made of wood and metal, with string wrapped around the front of the sledge, and paper wrapped around the ends of the sledge runners.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 54mm, height: 55mm, length: 238mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • As used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)