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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Accession no.: Y: 2014/9/6
Object name: Anorak
Description: A mustard-brown anorak (pullover-style) with fur-trimmed 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 mustard-brown anorak (pullover-style) with fur-trimmed hood. The stitching is brown. The anorak has a drawstring hood, waist and hem, with leather panels for the eyelets, black cord drawstrings and clear plastic cuboid toggles (the drawstring is missing from the hood). The hood is trimmed with brown fur which is falling off. There is a metal zip at the opening of the hood. There are no buttonholes or drawstrings on the cuffs. There is a large central breast pocket, with two diagonal openings and a round white plastic button on each pocket flap; the buttons are fixed with a metal pin and the corners of the pocket flaps are reinforced with leather. 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. Inside the neck is a manufacturer's label with 'Robert Lawrie Ltd // London, W.1.' The anorak is very stained and has several holes.

  • Width: 1635mm, length: 1010mm
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)