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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Tent pole

Accession no.: Z: 412a-b
Object name: Tent pole
Title: Tent pole
Description: Two wooden tent poles, one with a string attached.
Classified name:
SPRI theme expedition equipment
Current place name Polar regions
UDC 685.531
Geographic UDC (*2)
Getty AAT tents (portable buildings)
Number of items: 2
Full description:

Two straight wooden poles. One pole has a metal ring protruding from each end, joined by a piece of plaited cord knotted through each ring; the other has a D-shaped flattened notch at either end. Both poles have evenly spaced holes running in a line along their lengths, with two holes close together at either end of each pole. Some of the holes have metal nails in them with scraps of cloth attached.

  • Length: 1620mm, diameter: 27mm