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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Harness

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Accession no.: N: 99
Object name: Harness
Title: Harness
Description: A brown textile man-hauling harness. This type of harness was the first type devised by Scott, and was used on the first sledge journeys of the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). The wide body belt was found to be a great improvement on the shoulder loop or rope waistband of earlier expeditions.
Classified name:
SPRI theme transportation
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 656.19-872.7
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT harnesses
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A brown textile man-hauling harness. It consists of a textile chest/body band with a large metal D ring at either end, secured in place with a piece of leather. It has removable crossed tubular lampwick and leather shoulder straps. The backs of the straps have a metal clip, which clips to D rings attached to strips of leather on the back of the body band; the fronts of the straps have a leather strap with holes, which fasten into metal buckles attached to strips of leather on the front of the body band. A length of rope passes through the D rings and is spliced back on itself; the end is looped and spliced.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 80mm, height: 570mm, length: 1450mm
Associated person(s):
  • : Scott, Robert Falcon (1901 - 1904)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)