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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 919c
Object name: Helmet
Title: Helmet
Description: A beige windproof cloth helmet made by Burberrys Ltd. Used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 687.4
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT hoods (headgear)
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A 'helmet' made from brown Burberry windproof cloth. It consists of a hood with a funnel-like opening, and a sleeveless body. It is made of numerous panels of fabric, and has been reinforced with another layer of fabric at the sides beneath the arm holes. It is narrower at the back than the front, and is flat across the back and scalloped across the front. There are two textile belt loops on the front, and a lampwick tie attached to one side. The funnel is reinforced with lines of stitching and the brim is stiffened with wire. The funnel fastens at the neck under the chin with a large metal hook and eye. Fixed to the front of the helmet is a paper label with the handwritten words 'Burberry Shackleton Windproof Gau [illegible]'.

  • Width: 880mm, length: 685mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)