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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Y: 83/9/2
Object name: Drawers
Title: Drawers
Description: A pair of long, cream-coloured, knitted woollen drawers, made by Jaeger Co. and worn by Edward Adrian Wilson in the Antarctic.
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 687.2
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT drawers (underpants)
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A pair of long, cream-coloured, knitted woollen drawers, with a cloth waistband. They are seamed down each leg, and all seams have been reinforced on the inside with textile tape. They have a drawstring waist, with a knitted woollen drawstring. Inside the waistband is a manufacturer’s label reading: ‘TRADE MARK // DR. JAEGERS SANITARY WOOLLEN SYSTEM CO. // SOLE CONCESSIONARIES // PURE WOOL // WARRANTED WOOL’. There is a patch of darning on the back of the drawers.

  • Width: 515mm, length: 1070mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Wilson, Edward Adrian (1901 - 1913)
Associated expedition(s):
  • : British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)
  • : British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)