Sleeping Bag [Fairydown]

Arthur Ellis & Co Ltd, Manufacturer


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Maker and Role
Arthur Ellis & Co Ltd, Manufacturer
Description
Sleeping bag used by Derek Wright during Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1955-1958).
Khaki green coloured ripstop nylon, goose down sleeping bag with sewn chevron compartments and inwards facing metal zip partway down centre front. Two ties at bottom end of sleeping bag, and five ties behind top edge of sleeping bag. Makers label on bottom left side "Fairy / DOWN SLEEPING BAG / "EVEREST" MODEL / ARTHUR ELLIS & CO. LTD, / DUNEDIN". Name label on inside centre back "Name / Size" with handwritten "DOUBLE INNER" in 'size' area. Sleeping bag has been patched several times with khaki green patches. The sleeping bag was specifically designed for the Antarctic Expedition.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic/Nylon
Organic/Animal/Feather
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Textile/Cotton
Signature/Marks and Type
Fairy / DOWN SLEEPING BAG / "EVEREST" MODEL / ARTHUR ELLIS & CO. LTD, / DUNEDIN Label
DOUBLE INNER Hand-written
Name / Size Label
Accession No
2017.23.25
Credit Line
Arthur Ellis & Co Ltd. Sleeping Bag [Fairydown], 2017.23.25. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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