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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Y: 50/48
Object name: Anorak
Title: Anorak
Description: A purple-slate coloured windproof cotton anorak (pullover-style) with a fur-trimmed hood. Made by Robert Lawrie Ltd. of London. This type of anorak was supplied in two sizes to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions > Dronning Maud Land
UDC 687.1
Geographic UDC (*73)
Getty AAT anoraks
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A purple-slate coloured cotton anorak (pullover-style) with a fur-trimmed hood. The cotton is identified in the accession register as 'L28 cotton fabric' obtained from the R.A.F., and the fur as wolverine. The anorak has a drawstring hood, waist and hem, each with a leather panel for the eyelets, white cord drawstring and a clear Perspex cuboid toggle. Buttons are round, flat and bone-coloured with metal pins; and the buttonholes and backs of the buttons are reinforced with leather. Each cuff has two buttons, and the collar has three buttons and an additional flap of fabric. There is a large semi-compartmentalised breast pocket, with two diagonal pocket openings and a button on each pocket flap. The pockets are reinforced with leather. The back of the anorak has a panel reinforced with stitching in a diamond pattern. Inside the anorak are two buttons – one on the front and one on the back. Fastened to the back is a tape with two button holes - this would be passed between the legs and fastened to the button at the front to hold everything in place; when not in use the tape is fastened to the button at the back. The anorak is very robustly manufactured and in very good condition, with a very small tear on the back. There are no manufacturer’s labels.

  • Width: 750mm, length: 1250mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • As used on: Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52 (1949 - 1952)