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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Harness

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Accession no.: Z: 405/1
Object name: Harness
Title: Harness
Description: A green textile man-hauling harness, with a wooden toggle.
Classified name:
SPRI theme transportation
Current place name Polar regions
UDC 656.19-872.7
Geographic UDC (*2)
Getty AAT harnesses
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A green textile man-hauling harness, made of a double layer of textile with lines of stitching for reinforcement. It consists of a wide textile chest/body band which folds in half, with two crossed green webbing shoulder straps which have been stitched between the two layers of the band, each of which has a metal adjustor and a brown textile end to stop the strap falling out of the buckle. At either end of the body band is a khaki webbing loop which have been stitched between the two layers of the band. A length of rope passes through both loops and is spliced together; and at the other end of the rope is a varnished wooden toggle.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 160mm, height: 680mm, length: 1505mm