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Petersen & Dekke - (BAS) Jumper

Accession Number

1439.2018.1

Object Name

Petersen & Dekke - (BAS) Jumper

Created

08/05/2018

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

08/05/2018

Brief Description

Woollen Jumper made for BAS (British Antartic Survey)

Materials

wool

Dimensions

71(L) x57(W) cms

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

On label " PRODUCT OF NORWAY MEDIUM MANUFACTURED BY PETERSEN & DEKKE HOP - NORWAY"

Colour

green, brown

Maker

Petersen & Dekke

Object Production Place

Hop, Norway

Provenance

Petersen & Dekke were a Norwegian knitwear company based in Bergen, established in 1887 and often known by their shorter name, Pedek. Their high quality, woollen knitwear, was very popular amongst North Sea fishermen so no surprise that the British Antarctic Survey acquired hundreds of their jumpers back in the 1950/60’s to equip crews heading down onto the ice.
Unfortunately for BAS and fortunately for us, several returning crew members forgot to hand back their jumpers when returning to the UK where some were used to destruction on various outdoor activities and others sqirrelled away in the loft. Ex BAS operative, Richard Walker, rediscovered this one in 2018 and kindly passed it on to us.
Petersen & Dekkes merged with a company called Teksal in 1965 but seem to have gone into receivership by 1976.
Vintage Petersen & Dekke clothing items are still quite prolific on the internet, a credit to their durability.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Richard Walker

Acquisition Date

08/05/2018

Condition Check Date

08/05/2018

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

08/05/2018

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