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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

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There are 2,004 items in this collection, of which 54 are shown below. Use the navigation to view more pages.

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Record: Z: 400/4a-b

A pair of dark brown leather gloves. Part of the general stores clothing for the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola), and belonging to W.L.S. Fleming.

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Duffle inner

Record: Z: 400/5a-b

A pair of short duffle inners with mustard yellow stitching, to be worn in combination with socks. Labelled 'I.F. Meiklejohn'. Part of general stores clothing for the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Boot

Record: Z: 400/6a-b

A pair of calf-length boots (mukluks) with a leather sole, canvas leg and red and blue woollen pompoms. Part of the general stores clothing for the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Mitten

Record: Z: 400/7a-b

A pair of reversible red-brown leather mittens, with a thumb on either side. Part of the general stores clothing for the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Trousers

Record: Z: 400/8

A pair of royal blue trousers with elastic stirrups for the feet, made by Lee Cooper. Part of the general stores clothing for the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Handkerchief

Record: Z: 400/9

A white cotton handkerchief with the letter 'J' embroidered in blue. Part of general stores clothing for the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Anorak

Record: Z: 402

A brown windproof cloth anorak (pullover-style) with fur-trimmed hood. Made by Arthur Bennett of Cambridge. Used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Ration box

Record: Z: 403

A wooden ration box (a), containing a milliamperes gauge (b), a roll of black electrical tape (c), wiring (d), nuts/bolts/washers (e) and other fixings (f).

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Ski pole

Record: Z: 404a-b

A pair of bamboo ski poles, marked 'HRB'. Probably used by Henry Robertson Bowers on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Harness

Record: Z: 405/1

A green textile man-hauling harness, with a wooden toggle.

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Harness

Record: Z: 405/2

A natural-coloured textile man-hauling harness with a wooden toggle.

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Harness

Record: Z: 405/3

A natural-coloured textile man-hauling harness with wooden toggle.

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Drill

Record: Z: 406

A drill, consisting of five metal rods, a wooden handle into which the rods screw, and three drilling attachments: a drill bit; a chisel bit, used for initiating holes or clearing ice; and a sampling bit, used for extracting ice samples where a full core is not required, such as for oxygen isotope analysis. The chisel bit is marked 'C. Islep & Co. Ltd.' and the bag is marked 'N.E. Odell'. It was probably acquired in the 1950s.

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Sock

Record: Z: 407a-b

A pair of Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) combination socks, consisting of a duffle sock inside a short duffle slipper, size 9.

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Microscope

Record: Z: 408a

A freestanding monocular microscope with one objective lens (b) in place. The microscope is marked 'Sedgwick Museum Cambridge 36' and 'Advanced Student'. It was manufactured by J. Swift & Son of London, serial number 16616.

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Objective lens

Record: Z: 408b

An objective lens for microscope manufactured by J. Swift & Son of London, serial number 16616.

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Condenser lens

Record: Z: 408c

A brass condenser lens for microscope manufactured by J. Swift & Son of London, serial number 16616.

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Diffuser

Record: Z: 408d

A light diffuser for microscope manufactured by J. Swift & Son of London, serial number 16616.

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Key

Record: Z: 408e

A metal key for a fitted case used with microscope manufactured by J. Swift & Son of London, serial number 16616.

Screw

Record: Z: 408f

A screw found with the fitted case used with microscope manufactured by J. Swift & Son of London, serial number 16616.

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Lens case

Record: Z: 408g

A cylindrical case with lid for x4 magnification objective lens held in fitted case used for microscope manufactured by J. Swift & Son of London, serial number 16616

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Lens case

Record: Z: 408h

A cylindrical case with lid for x10 magnification objective lens held in fitted case used for microscope manufactured by J. Swift & Son of London, serial number 16616

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Lens case

Record: Z: 408i

A cylindrical case with lid for x40 magnification objective lens held in fitted case used for microscope manufactured by J. Swift & Son of London, serial number 16616

Microscope

Record: Z: 408j

A J. Swift & Son of London fitted wooden case for a microscope, labelled with instrument number 30607, but used with older J. Swift & Son of London instrument (a) with serial number 16616

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Slide projector

Record: Z: 409a-i

An Optiscope Number 6 slide projector (a), with a 14" projection lens (b) and a Philips light bulb (c). It has a leather case (i) containing three wooden stands (d-f), a cardboard box for a light bulb (g), and a small red cardboard box (h). The projector was manufactured by Ensign Ltd. of London.

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Box

Record: Z: 410

A wooden box with four compartments to take birds' eggs (none present).

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Tent pole

Record: Z: 412a-b

Two wooden tent poles, one with a string attached.

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Ski

Record: Z: 413a-b

A pair of wooden skis with a rubberised textile foot plate, leather bindings, and the carved initials 'RK'.

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Ski

Record: Z: 414a-b

A pair of wooden skis with a rubberised textile foot plate, leather bindings, and incised decoration along the upper surface.

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Ski

Record: Z: 415a

One of a pair of varnished wooden skis with metal toe irons, incised decoration on the upper surface, and the initials 'EGF' hammered into the skis in front of the bindings.

Ski

Record: Z: 415b

One of a pair of varnished wooden skis with metal toe irons, incised decoration on the upper surface, and the initials 'EGF' hammered into the skis in front of the bindings.

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Ski

Record: Z: 416a-b

A pair of wooden skis with a metal toe iron and leather heel strap, made by L.H. Hagen & Co. of Christiana, Norway. (a) is marked 'Bowers' and (b) is marked 'HRB'. Used by Henry Robertson Bowers on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Plaque

Record: Z: 419

A painted plaster plaque on a wooden mount, with the word 'Cook' and a globe.

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Egg

Record: Z: 422/1

An unidentified bird's egg, cream with light brown mottling.

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Egg

Record: Z: 422/2

An unidentified bird's egg, beige-brown with dark brown mottling.

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Egg

Record: Z: 422/3

An unidentified bird's egg, white.

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Egg

Record: Z: 422/4

An unidentified bird's egg, brown with green-grey and dark brown mottling.

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Egg

Record: Z: 422/5

An unidentified bird's egg, beige with red-brown mottling.

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Box

Record: Z: 422/6

A dark wooden box with seven green baize-lined compartments, in which five birds' eggs (Z: 422/1-5) were previously stored.

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Egg

Record: Z: 423/1

A king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) egg, collected from Macquarie Island in 1890.

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Box

Record: Z: 423/2

A wooden box in which a king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) egg collected from Macquarie Island in 1890 (Z: 423/1) was previously housed.

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Egg

Record: Z: 424/1

A cape pigeon egg, collected on Deception Island in 1947.

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Egg

Record: Z: 424/2

A snowy petrel egg, collected on a nunatak on the south east corner of Alexander Land, Antarctica, in December 1947.

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Egg

Record: Z: 424/3

An Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) egg, collected on Red Rock Ridge, on the west coast of Graham Land, Antarctica in 1948.

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Egg

Record: Z: 424/4

An Antarctic tern egg, collected on Deception Island in 1947.

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Box

Record: Z: 424/5

A varnished wooden lantern slide box with a hinged lid, in which four eggs (Z: 424/1-4) were previously stored.

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Salvaged ships timber

Record: Z: 425

Four pieces of salvaged ships timber, given by Captain T.J. Barton, Commanding Officer of HMS Endurance.

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Geological specimen

Record: Z: 428/1

Chalco pyrite in a vein.

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Wood specimen

Record: Z: 428/2

A piece of wood bark.

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Geological specimen

Record: Z: 428/3

A piece of vesicular basalt (lava).

Geological specimen

Record: Z: 430/1

An unidentified geological specimen, the smallest of a group of four (Z: 430/1-4).

Geological specimen

Record: Z: 430/2

An unidentified geological specimen, the second smallest of a group of four (Z: 430/1-4).

Geological specimen

Record: Z: 430/3

An unidentified geological specimen, the second largest of a group of four (Z: 430/1-4).

Geological specimen

Record: Z: 430/4

An unidentified geological specimen, the largest of a group of four (Z: 430/1-4).