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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Ski cap

Accession no.: N: 730
Object name: Ski cap
Title: Ski cap
Description: A black leather ski cap lined with synthetic fur. Made in Norway by Nellach, and purchased by Brian Roberts at a whaling station in Grytviken, South Georgia in 1936.
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > South Georgia
UDC 687.4
Geographic UDC (*723)
Getty AAT hats
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A black leather ski cap. It is constructed like a baseball cap, with the hat formed from six triangular pieces which meet in the centre. The hat is lined with textile and has a peak which is covered with stiff leather. Around the sides and back of the hat is a leather flap lined with black synthetic fur, which folds up over the top of the hat and is held in place by means of two leather straps each with a metal popper. Inside the hat is a textile label with 'Nellah' in gold stitching.

  • Width: 230mm, height: 95mm, length: 265mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Roberts, Brian Birley ( - )