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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Boot

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Accession no.: N: 787
Object name: Boot
Title: Boot
Description: A brown leather sea boot, treated with whale oil to prevent the leather freezing. Made by Robert Lawrie Ltd. of London. This type of boot was supplied to the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land
UDC 685.31
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT boots
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A brown leather sea boot, treated with whale oil to prevent the leather freezing. The boot is primarily constructed from three pieces of leather: one for the toe, one for the heel, and one for the leg with a seam at the front. On either side of the boot, stitched to the inside, is a leather bootstrap to help pull the boot on and off. The boot is unlined, with a leather insole. The sole is leather, with no tread, and is fixed in place with stitching and wooden pegs. It is marked 'REGISTERED // [illegible logo] // TRADEMARK'. The stitching is in a natural fibre and has been done by hand.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 125mm, height: 470mm, length: 350mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • As used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)