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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Stocking

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Accession no.: N: 727a-b
Object name: Stocking
Title: Stocking
Description: A pair of cream-coloured knitted woollen sea boot stockings, as recommended for the Royal Navy in 1939.
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Polar regions
UDC 687.254.8
Geographic UDC (*2)
Getty AAT socks
Number of items: 2
Full description:

A pair of cream-coloured knitted woollen over-the-knee stockings for sea boots. The stockings are knitted on the round in stocking stitch, with approximately 15 rows of double rib at the top (approximately 55mm). They have a seam at the toe and a gusset heel. The shaping starts quite high up, approximately 18-20 rows below the ribbing.

Dimensions:
  • Height: 620mm, length: 275mm