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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Ski

Accession no.: Z: 415b
Object name: Ski
Title: Ski
Description: One of a pair of varnished wooden skis with metal toe irons, incised decoration on the upper surface, and the initials 'EGF' hammered into the skis in front of the bindings.
Classified name:
SPRI theme personal equipment
Current place name Polar regions
UDC 685.636.2
Geographic UDC (*2)
Getty AAT snow skis
Number of items: 2
Full description:

A varnished wooden ski. The ski has a pointed and very up-curved tip with a tip extension reminiscent of the prow of a Viking ship, and a square tail. There is a hole drilled horizontally through the tip extension. The upper surface of the ski is decorated with incised lines which run the length of the ski and converge at the tip. On the underside of the ski near the tip is a manufacturer's stamp, now partly illegible, with a shield containing the Swiss cross above two laurel branches, and the words 'STA […]' and 'BASEL'. The initials 'E.G.F.' have been hammered into the ski in front of the binding. The ski has a textured metal foot plate which is nailed in place, and the binding consists of a Kandahar-style toe iron (although there is no cable heel or heel strap present). The binding is marked 'Geze' and 'MADE IN SWITZERLAND'.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 120mm, height: 130mm, length: 2235mm