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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Y: 52/37
Object name: Karabiner
Title: Karabiner
Description: A karabiner made by F. Simond of Chamonix, France and supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52 by Robert Lawrie Ltd. of London. Although this type of karabiner proved satisfactory, expedition members prefered those with a sleeve which screwed over the gate to prevent it opening.
Classified name:
SPRI theme expedition equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > Dronning Maud Land
UDC 685.72
Geographic UDC (*73)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

An oval metal karabiner, stamped 'F. SIMOND // CHAMONIX'. There is no means of fastening the gate.

  • Width: 49mm, length: 101mm, depth: 10mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52 (1949 - 1952)