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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 918a
Object name: Tunic
Title: Tunic
Description: A beige windproof tunic made by J. Mandleberg & Co. Used during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 687.1
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT tunics
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A green (now faded) windproof hoodless tunic (pullover-style) with a round neck. It is made from a single layer of fabric, apart from the area around the neck which is double thickness and reinforced with lines of stitching. The tunic has a buttonhole in the neck and hem to take a drawstring, but no drawstring is present. Each sleeve has two round ochre-coloured plastic buttons and a strap with a buttonhole. Inside the neck is a textile label reading: 'FREE VENTILATION // THOROUGHLY SHOWERPROOF // NO RUBBER // MANCHESTER & LONDON // BY HIS MAJESTY’S // ROYAL APPOINTMENT // The Mandelberg // STORMPROOF'.

  • Width: 1720mm, length: 870mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)