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Sledging Anorak(British Antarctic Survey)

Accession Number

1242.2015.1

Object Name

Sledging Anorak(British Antarctic Survey)

Created

09/05/2015

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

09/05/2015

Brief Description

Large orange anorak with drawstring waist bottom and hood.Plastic toggles. Large front pocket

Materials

Ventile

Dimensions

80(l) x 76(w) cms

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

"Pete" handwritten on leather inset.

Colour

orange

Provenance

Fabulous! The best word we can come up with to describe this 1970's anorak which was made for the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), though who by, we are not sure.
Beautifully tailored from Ventile material, it's ultimately acquired the patina that fashion designers dream of. We have a similar anorak in the collection (see related items) which was acquired by BAS from Alpine Equipment Specialists, Robert Lawrie of London and we suspect this one may be from the same source since BAS seems to have had a trade deal going with them at the time.
We know for sure that this particular anorak belonged to Pete Hisset who was down in Antarctica with BAS in the late 1970's. Fortunately, Pete held on to it when he left and finally gifted it to us in 2015 - thanks Pete.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Peter Hisset

Acquisition Date

09/05/2015

Condition Check Date

09/05/2015

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

09/05/2015

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