Sno-cat; Tucker Sno-Cat Corporation; Circa 1954; A171.11

From

Canterbury Museum

Name/Title

Sno-cat

About this object

Sno-cat tractor-sledge nicknamed ‘Able’. Used as the personal command vehicle of Sir Vivian Fuchs when he led an expeditionary team to complete the first overland crossing of Antarctica in 1958.

Maker

Tucker Sno-Cat Corporation

Maker Role

Maker

Date Made

Circa 1954

Place Made

United States of America

Medium and Materials

Metals, rubber, glass, perspex

Measurements

612x231x270cm (LWH)

Subject and Association Description

Used by Vivian Fuchs in the successful Trans Antarctic Expedition 1956 - 1958 which crossed Antarctica from the Weddell Sea to Scott Base in McMurdo Sound.

Credit Line

Sno-cat, Canterbury Museum, A171.11, New Zealand

Object Type

Vehicle

Object number

A171.11

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

This object is from

Tags

17
Able

Include tags such as place names, people, dates, events and colours. Use commas to separate multiple tags. e.g. Pablo Picasso, Madrid, red, 1930s.

This object is in 1 community

Share

eHive copyright disclaimer

It is the responsibility of the eHive Account Holder to gain copyright clearance for any images or content published on eHive. If you are concerned about the copyright status for any content in eHive or would like more information on using or ordering copies of content, please contact the Account Holder of that content. For further information see our Copyright Claims page.