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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Y: 2014/9/17
Object name: Anorak
Title: Anorak
Description: A navy blue anorak (pullover-style) with hood, made or supplied by Robert Lawrie Ltd. of London. Worn by John Cheal, who was surveyor with the Falkland Island Dependencies Survey (FIDS) 1949-51 at Signy Island and base leader 1950-51, and returned to the Antarctic for four months 1956-57.
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory
UDC 687.1
Geographic UDC (*72)
Getty AAT anoraks
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A navy blue anorak (pullover-style) with hood and blue stitching. The anorak has a drawstring hood, waist and hem, each with a leather panel for the eyelets, a white textile cord drawstring and a clear plastic cuboid toggle (the toggle is missing at the hem and the drawstring has been knotted instead). Each cuff has a single buttonhole reinforced with leather, and two round white plastic buttons secured with metal pins (one of the buttons is missing from the left cuff). There is a large central breast pocket, with a pocket flap and metal zip. Between the neck and the breast pocket is a strip of leather. The back of the anorak is covered in stitching in a large diamond pattern. Fastened to the inside back of the anorak at hem level is a textile strap with two buttonholes. This strap would be passed between the legs and fastened to the round white plastic button at the front hem to hold everything in place; when not in use the strap is fastened to the button at the back (now missing). Inside the neck is a manufacturer's label with 'Robert Lawrie Ltd // London, W.1.'

  • Width: 1655mm, length: 1110mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Cheal, Joseph John ( - )
Associated expedition(s):
  • : Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey 1945-62 (1956 - 1957)
  • : Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey 1945-62 (1949 - 1951)