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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Crampon

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Accession no.: N: 827a-b
Object name: Crampon
Title: Crampon
Description: A pair of all-metal crampons, each with six spikes. Used during the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).
Classified name:
SPRI theme personal equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 685.721
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT ice creepers
Number of items: 2
Full description:

A pair of all-metal crampons. Each consists of a single piece of metal with six projections (two on each long side and one on each short side). Those on the long sides have pointed ends and have been bent downwards to create the spikes of the crampon; those on the short sides have been bent downwards and rolled over at the end – inside the roll is a metal ring to take a thong/strap for tying the crampon to the foot (no ties are present). One of the downward projections on crampon (a) is broken, and of the three remaining two have pointed ends and one has a rounded end. One of the rings has been forged as a ring, and the other is made of a piece of metal which has been looped over. Two of the downward projections on crampon (b) are broken, and of the two remaining spikes one has a pointed end and one has a rounded end. One of the rings has been forged as a ring, and the other is made of a piece of twisted wire.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 135mm, height: 53mm, depth: 80mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)