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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Dog driving equipment

Accession no.: Y: 52/61/2
Object name: Dog driving equipment
Title: Dog driving equipment
Description: A side trace rope of tarred marline with a looped spliced at each end, used by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS). Catspaw knots would be used to attach the side trace to the clip hook and the side trace to the ring of the centre trace.
Classified name:
SPRI theme animal equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory
UDC 656.198-872.88 : 685.1
Geographic UDC (*72)
Getty AAT harnesses
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A side trace made of tarred marline. It consists of a length marline with a loop spliced at each end.

  • Length: 875mm, diameter: 20mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey 1945-62 ( - )