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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Sledge

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Accession no.: N: 71
Object name: Sledge
Title: Sledge
Description: A sledge used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900 (Southern Cross) led by C.E. Borchgrevink.
Classified name:
SPRI theme transportation
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 629.111.7
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT sleds
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A wooden sledge. It has two wooden runners, slightly curving up at each end, each with a wooden upper lashed to it at either end with string and leather. The tip of the left runner is broken at the back. Four uprights are lashed to the runners with leather. At each of these is a wooden cross bar which is mortised into the upright. The runners, uprights and cross bars are lashed together with string. A bent wooden pole, wrapped with string, curves around the front of the sledge. On either side at the back of the sledge is an A-frame style handle, lashed at the tops and to the uppers with string.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 595mm, height: 630mm, length: 2580mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • : British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900 (Southern Cross) (1898 - 1900)