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Arrol Johnston wheel
The spare wheel from the 1907 Arrol-Johnston motor
car brought to the Antarctic by Shackleton on his 1907-09
Nimrod expedition, but with which he enjoyed limited
success - a wheeled vehicle proving unsuitable for use on
most types of snow and ice. The wheel was left behind at
the Cape Royds hut.
This is a front wheel as front
wheels had 10 spokes and rears had 12.
to the car is unknown, it may have been returned home or
left behind in Antarctica.
The Arrol Johnston car before being taken to
Picture courtesy of Mike Usher
- Mike went on a Ross Sea expedition on board the Kapitan Khlebnikov
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