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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Z: 400/8
Object name: Trousers
Title: Trousers
Description: A pair of royal blue trousers with elastic stirrups for the feet, made by Lee Cooper. Part of the general stores clothing for the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land
UDC 687.1
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT trousers
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A pair of royal blue trousers, tapered along the leg and with wide elastic stirrups for the feet. They contain 'Helanca', a textured yarn of polyamide and polyester silk produced by the Swiss firm Heberlein and Co. They are fastened by means of a zip fly and two metal catches, and have four round plastic buttons on the outside of the waistband to enable the size to be adjusted. They have a pocket in each hip with a zip closure (unzipping from the bottom upwards), and a back pocket with a zip closure. They have a white cloth waistband on the inside, into which the name of the manufacturer, 'Lee Cooper', is sewn. There are two textile labels inside the waistband, reading: 'CONTAINING // Helanca // YARN' and 'Lee Cooper // TAILORED // MADE IN ENGLAND'.

  • Width: 350mm, length: 970mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)