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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Blanket padding


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Accession no.: N: 998c
Object name: Blanket padding
Title: Blanket padding
Description: A piece of fawn-coloured blanket cloth, used as padding for a knee support (N: 998a) designed by E.W. Bingham on the lines of Marsh's knee splint and made for him by W.E. Hampton during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). Bingham was suffering from chronically slipped cartilage of the knee; the knee support proved completely successful. The support was held up by a body belt (N: 998b) and the blanket padding provided protection from chafing.
Classified name:
SPRI theme health
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land
UDC 614.88
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A piece of fawn-coloured blanket cloth, with seams around three of the edges (taken from something else and repurposed). It is worn in patches, with holes and stains. The letter ‘Q’ is possibly visible in ink on one side.

  • Width: 430mm, length: 335mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Bingham, Edward William (1934 - 1937)
  • : Hampton, Wilfred Edward (1934 - 1937)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)
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