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

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  

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