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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection




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Accession no.: N: 947
Object name: Ski
Title: Ski
Description: A single wooden ski with a leather toe strap made by L.H. Hagen & Co. of Christiana, Norway, and marked 'R.E. Priestley'. Used by Raymond Priestley on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).
Classified name:
SPRI theme personal equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 685.636.2
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT snow skis
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A single wooden ski. It has a pointed and up-curved tip with a tip extension reminiscent of the prow of a Viking ship, and a square tail. There is a central groove on the underside of the ski which runs for most of the length of the ski. It is stamped on the underside near the tip 'L.H. HAGEN & CO // CHRISTIANA'. There are three nails in a line in the front part of the ski, the purpose of which is unknown, and 'R.E. PRIESTLEY' has been written in large letters. The foot plate consists of a coated textile fixed in place with metal nails. The binding consists of a leather toe strap (slotted through the ski and stitched in place) with a leather heel strap and leather ties (fastened around the ankle to increase rigidity).

  • Width: 125mm, height: 95mm, length: 1230mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Priestley, Raymond Edward (1910 - 1913)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)
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