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There are 2,004 items in this collection, of which 150 are shown below. Use the navigation to view more pages.

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Dog driving equipment

Record: N: 1204

A sample dog trace rope made by Belfast Ropework Company Ltd. This type of trace was supplied to the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) 1945-48.

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Nansen cooker

Record: N: 1232a-g

An aluminium Nansen cooker in seven parts: outer pot with lid (a), standard (b), outer cooker (c), inner cooker with lid (d), cover (f) and two mugs (g-h). It is a copy of the type used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Tent

Record: N: 1237a

A green four-man pyramid tent to go with poles (N: 1238b) used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). It was made by John Edgington and Co. Ltd. of London.

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Tent pole

Record: N: 1237b

Five bamboo tent poles (there were originally six but one is missing) attached to a canvas top. Part of a four man tent (N: 1237a) used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Tent

Record: N: 1238a

A green four-man pyramid tent to go with poles (N: 1238b) used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). It was made by John Edgington and Co. Ltd. of London.

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Tent pole

Record: N: 1238b

Five bamboo tent poles (there were originally six but one is missing) attached to a canvas top. Part of a four man tent (N: 1238a) used on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Primus stove

Record: N: 1246a-g

A No. 71K Primus stove and attachments, including stove (a), wind shield (b), inner cooking pot and lid (c), outer cooking pot and lid (d), pot handle (e), a packet of prickers (f), and a printed instruction leaflet (g). It was made by A/B B.A. Hjorth & Co. of Stockholm, Sweden in 1947.

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Leather

Record: N: 1248a-b

Two sample pieces of elephant seal leather. The skin was sent to the UK in late 1938 or early 1939 by Mr W. Barlas, then magistrate at South Georgia, at the request of Dr Brian Roberts, and was tanned by Bevington & Sons of London.

Map

Record: N: 1266

A sketch map by E.A.Wilson of junction of Cape Crozier and the Ross Ice Barrier, 1903

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Dog collar

Record: N: 1503

A dark brown leather dog collar used on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).

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Crampon

Record: Y: 49/1/2a-d

A pair of light-weight articulated crampons (a = left front, b = left back, c = right front, d = right back), with a single joint and thirteen points. Designed for use with Vibram soles, ski boots, etc. They were made in Fulpmes, Austria and supplied by Robert Lawrie Ltd. of London, possibly in connection with the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Knife

Record: Y: 49/10

A flensing knife used by W. Fleming during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).

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Cannister

Record: Y: 49/11

A small metal cannister with a wooden bung which contained a message left by the Argentine ship Uruguay when establishing a depot at Penguin Bay, Seymour Island, North Graham Land on 10 November 1903, after rescuing Otto Nordenskjöld's party at Snow Hill Island during the Swedish South Polar Expedition 1901-03 (Antarctic). It was found by Victor Russell and David James on 13 August 1945 during Operation Tabarin 1943-45.

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Knife

Record: Y: 49/12a-b

Sheath knife (a) in a hand-carved wooden sheath (b) marked 'G.A.H.' and used during the Swedish South Polar Expedition 1901-03 (Antarctic). It was found in Gustaf Akerlundh's box in the lower bunk of the hut at Snow Hill Island by Captain A. Taylor on 28 August 1945 during Operation Tabarin 1943-45.

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Boot

Record: Y: 49/13/1-2

A pair of brown leather and black wool low-temperature ski boots. Made by A/S Kolbjørn Knutsen & Co. of Oslo for the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Boot

Record: Y: 49/13/3

A pair of brown leather and black wool low-temperature ski boots, cut open to show the construction. Made by A/S Kolbjørn Knutsen & Co. of Oslo for the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Legging

Record: Y: 49/14

A single green canvas 'greshoppa' legging for skiers. Made by A/S Kolbjørn Knutsen & Co. of Oslo. This type of legging was supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Ski pole

Record: Y: 49/15

An aluminium ski pole made and patented by A/S Kolbjørn Knutsen & Co. of Oslo. This type of ski pole was probably supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Dog harness

Record: Y: 49/16

A leather dog harness made specially for SPRI by A/S Kolbjørn Knutsen & Co. of Oslo in 1949, possibly in connection with the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52. According to the director of the firm, this was the best hand-made type of dog harness commonly supplied in Norway for sporting dogs to pull small sledges.

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Dog harness

Record: Y: 49/17

An adjustable leather dog harness made by A/S Kolbjørn Knutsen & Co. of Oslo. This type of harness was used on the British-Norwegian-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52. The pattern was used by the Norsk Trekkhundklubb in Oslo and was recommended by John Giaever, leader of the expedition, as the best type of Norwegian harness known to him.

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Plane table alidade

Record: Y: 49/20

A plane table alidade made and used by Frank Debenham during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

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Geological specimen

Record: Y: 49/26

A glass jar containing lumps of mirabilite, or natural Glauber's salts, from McMurdo Ice Sheet, Ross Sea.

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Mitten

Record: Y: 49/31/1-2

A pair of pale yellow horsehide mittens, made by Robert Lawrie Ltd. of London. This type of mitten was supplied to the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1949 and was intended to be worn with hand-knitted woollen inner mittens.

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Goggles

Record: Y: 49/3a-e

A pair of 'Modell Meiss' snow goggles with an orange celluloid lens (a) in a cardboard case (b), containing a set of instructions (c) and two spare lenses: brown (d) and yellow (e). Manufactured by Sports-Meiss of Zurich. This type of goggle was supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52 by A/B Almkvist & Caspar of Stockholm, and was preferred to all other snow goggles by members of the expedition.

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Dog harness hook

Record: Y: 49/4/1-2

Two aluminium clip hooks with swivels for use in dog driving traces, made in Sweden. This type of hook was supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52 and was used on both British and Norwegian dog harnesses.

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Pennant

Record: Y: 50/1

A light blue pennant from H.M.A.L.S.T. 3051, used on the Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition 1947-48. It was presented by W. Arthur Scholes, a member of the Heard Island Party 1947-48.

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Camera filter

Record: Y: 50/3

A camera filter used by the Polar Party on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) and taken to the South Pole. It was brought back from the tent by the search party.

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Anemometer cups

Record: Y: 50/37

Two anemometer cups from the meteorological station at Omond House, Laurie Island, South Orkney Islands set up in 1903 by the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04 (Scotia).

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Dog harness

Record: Y: 50/39

A dog harness made of yellow 'four-ply' nylon cloth. This type of harness was supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52 for trial.

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Record: Y: 50/4/1-2

Two experimental sledge runner sections for a Nansen-type sledge, made of laminated birch and gaboon mahogany with bakelite running surface.

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Dog collar

Record: Y: 50/40

A leather dog collar, with a blank brass nameplate, for sledge dogs. This item has never been used.

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Boot

Record: Y: 50/41

A soft outer boot for the right foot, made of unbleached duck and with a vulcanised rubber sole. This sample was made by the Greengate and Irwell Rubber Company of Manchester as an experimental design, based on an American design used by Paul Emile Victor in Greenland, to be tested by the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52. The design proved to be very popular, gripping most surfaces well and with good waterproof qualities.

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Record: Y: 50/42/1-9

A sledge ration box (9) containing dummy tins (1-8) for contents, as supplied to Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52. Packed and supplied by Messrs. Andrew Lusk & Co. Ltd. of London.

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Duffle inner

Record: Y: 50/43

A short duffle inner with blue stitching. Made by G.T. Hawkins Ltd. of Northampton. This type of inner was supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Duffle inner

Record: Y: 50/44

A medium duffle inner with green stitching. Made by G.T. Hawkins Ltd. of Northampton. This type of inner was supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Record: Y: 50/45

A long duffle inner with red stitching. Made by G.T. Hawkins Ltd. of Northampton. This type of inner was supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Anorak

Record: Y: 50/48

A purple-slate coloured windproof cotton anorak (pullover-style) with a fur-trimmed hood. Made by Robert Lawrie Ltd. of London. This type of anorak was supplied in two sizes to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Trousers

Record: Y: 50/49

A pair of purple-slate coloured windproof cotton trousers made by Robert Lawrie Ltd. of London. This type of trouser was supplied in two sizes to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Dog whip

Record: Y: 50/54

A 37-foot plaited dog whip, made of plaited bullock hide, with a lead-weighted wooden handle. Made by Kra-mar of Burwood, New South Wales, Australia in 1950 for the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition, but not used on the expedition.

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Sledge

Record: Y: 52/11/1

A wooden dog sledge used on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52, manufactured by Kolbjørn Knutsen & Co. A/S of Oslo, Norway.

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Compass box

Record: Y: 52/11/2

A wooden compass box with perspex lid, for holding a P10 aircraft compass (Y: 52/16/1). It was used while sledging on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52, and was mounted on a dog sledge (Y: 52/11/1).

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Record: Y: 52/11/3

A metal strut used between the bridge cross-piece and upright of a sledge (Y: 52/11/1). It was supplied by Kolbjørn Knutsen & Co. of Oslo and used on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Wire

Record: Y: 52/11/4

Wire for lashing a strut (Y: 52/11/3) to the bridge upright and cross-piece of a sledge (Y: 52/11/1). It was supplied by Kolbjørn Knutsen & Co. of Oslo and used on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Sledge wheel

Record: Y: 52/12

A sledge wheel with fork, used on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52. The wheel recorded approximately 1000km of travel. It was supplied to the expedition by the Airwork General Trading Co. Ltd. and was used with a revolution counter manufactured by Veeder-Root Ltd. of Dundee.

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Sledge bag

Record: Y: 52/13

A canvas sledge bag for hanging off the handlebars of a sledge (Y: 52/11/1) and holding loose gear. It was made by Alan Reece on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Sledge

Record: Y: 52/14/1-11

A 'ski sledge' used by the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52. This type of sledge was made by converting a pair of skis into a sledge using a collection of light metal bridges and wire stays, and could have either a wooden or canvas deck. It consists of the following parts: front bridge (1), middle bridge (2), rear bridge (3), right longitudinal (4), left longitudinal (5), front cross-piece (6), front bracing wires (7-8), towing wires (9-10), canvas deck (11).

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Sledge

Record: Y: 52/15

A cargo sledge from the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Compass

Record: Y: 52/16/1

A British Air Ministry P10 type aircraft compass, number 28706B, manufactured by Kelvin & Hughes (Aviation) Ltd. It was used while sledging, and carried in a compass box (Y: 52/11/2) and mounted on a dog sledge (Y: 52/11/1), on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Compass box

Record: Y: 52/16/2

A grey wooden box for transporting a British Air Ministry P10 type aircraft compass (Y: 52/16/1) used on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Dog whip

Record: Y: 52/17

A 40-foot leather dog whip with a wooden handle. Used on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Dog harness

Record: Y: 52/18

An adjustable leather dog harness, used by some members of the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52. This harness is to a design modified by Peter Melleby.

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Dog pack

Record: Y: 52/19

A brown leather and green canvas dog pack, designed to strap onto dog harness Y: 49/17. Manufactured by A/S Kolbjørn Knutsen & Co. in 1949 and supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Dog harness

Record: Y: 52/20

A dog harness with a lampwick front half and a leather strap, for use in tandem formation. Made by Nils Roer during the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Dog driving equipment

Record: Y: 52/21

A centre trace rope set up for eleven dogs. Used by Alan Reece on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Harness

Record: Y: 52/22

A white textile man-hauling harness, possibly Swedish Army issue. The harness was supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Tent

Record: Y: 52/23/1

An outer pyramid tent used on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52 (Y: 52/23/1-5). The tent was made by Camp & Sports Co-operators Ltd in 1949.

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Tent

Record: Y: 52/23/1-5

An outer pyramid tent (1), inner pyramid tent with in-built groundsheet (2), four aluminium poles (3), tent bag (4) and a ventilator (5), made by Camp & Sports Co-operators Ltd. in 1949. It was used on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Tent

Record: Y: 52/24/1

A ridge tent (single layer) with an inbuilt groundsheet, manufactured by Camp & Sports Co-operators Ltd. in 1949 and used on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52. The tent is known as a 'mountain tent' and stored inside its tent bag, Y: 52/24/2.

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Tent bag

Record: Y: 52/24/2

A tent bag for a ridge tent (Y: 52/42/1) known as a 'mountain tent', manufactured by Camp & Sports Co-operators Ltd. in 1949 and used on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Boot

Record: Y: 52/25/1-2

A pair of brown leather Canadian Army ski boots; the right boot has been cut open to show the construction. The boots were used by Fred Roots on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52. This type of boot was generally agreed by members of the expedition to be the best leather ski boot supplied.

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Sennegrass

Record: Y: 52/26

A bag containing dried sennegrass. Used on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52 inside both soft and hard boots. It was liked by the members of the expedition who used it, but many found it too inconvenient to bother with.

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Boot

Record: Y: 52/27

A komag-style pull-on leather boot for the left foot. Made by A/S Kolbjørn Knutsen & Co. of Oslo for the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52. This type of boot proved unpopular with members of the expedition with many disadvantages over an ordinary working boot, and as a result it was hardly ever worn.

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Crampon

Record: Y: 52/28/1-2

A pair of adjustable articulated crampons with then points. Made by F. Simond of Chamonix and supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52 by Robert Lawrie Ltd. of London. The bar of the left crampon has broken and been repaired - this bar proved too frail and soon broke when boulders were encountered.

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Mitten

Record: Y: 52/29/1

A caribou skin mitten (fur-side out) for the left hand. Supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52 by A/S Kolbjørn Knutsen & Co. of Oslo.

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Mitten

Record: Y: 52/29/2

A caribou skin mitten (fur-side out) for the left hand. Supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52 by A/S Kolbjørn Knutsen & Co. of Oslo. The mitten has been modified and enlarged with dog skin by John Giaever. This type of mitten was found to be excellent in temperatures below -30°C, particularly when used in conjunction with woollen gloves.

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Mitten

Record: Y: 52/30

A cream-coloured knitted woollen inner mitten for the left hand. Supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Anorak

Record: Y: 52/31

A cream-coloured Swedish Army anorak (pullover-style) with hood, manufactured by Orebro Sport & Bilekipering. Used on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52. This type of anorak was considered satisfactory for use around base, and two members of the expedition used them for long journeys.

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Shorts

Record: Y: 52/32

A pair of dog skin shorts (fur-side out), supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52 by A/S Kolbjørn Knutsen & Co. of Oslo.

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Legging

Record: Y: 52/33/1-2

A pair of caribou-skin leggings (fur side out) with drawstring fastenings, designed to be worn with dog skin shorts (Y: 52/32). They were supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52 by A/S Kolbjørn Knutsen & Co., but were rarely used.

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Parka

Record: Y: 52/34

A caribou skin parka, made/supplied by A/S Kolbjørn Knutsen & Co. of Oslo and used during the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52. This type of parka was frequently used for sedentary jobs; its chief drawbacks were its great bulk and the constant moulting of the hairs.

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String vest

Record: Y: 52/35

A Brynje string vest with webbing shoulders, supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52. This type of vest was usually worn under long-sleeved vests.

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String vest

Record: Y: 52/36

A Brynje string vest with webbing shoulders, supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52 by A/S Kolbjørn Knutsen & Co. of Oslo. This type of vest was usually worn under long-sleeved vests.

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Karabiner

Record: Y: 52/37

A karabiner made by F. Simond of Chamonix, France and supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52 by Robert Lawrie Ltd. of London. Although this type of karabiner proved satisfactory, expedition members prefered those with a sleeve which screwed over the gate to prevent it opening.

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Record: Y: 52/38/1-2

A pair of sealskin grips for skis. Supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52 by A/S Kolbjørn Knutsen & Co. of Oslo, but never used.

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Ice axe

Record: Y: 52/39

A long-handled ice axe made by F.J. Brindley & Sons of Sheffield. The axe has been strengthened by encasing the shaft in a thin steel tube - this was done by Alan Reece on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Drug case

Record: Y: 52/40

A pocket drug case used during the Norwegian-British-Swedish expedition, 1949-52. It consists of a waxed cardboard box containing: 12 tablets Magnecyl-Codein, 10 tablets Morphine, 6 tablets Opium, 6 tablets Coramin-Koffein, 6 tablets Psykoton, 6 tablets Vasodil, Vasodil ointment, Anodyne ointment, 10x8cm Salveplast, glass staff for Anodyne ointment application. It was designed by Ove Wilson (Sweden) and carried by all members when in the field. First aid bags were also carried by each party.

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Radio transmitter and receiver

Record: Y: 52/42/1-13

A radio transmitter and receiver used by the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52. It was designed for the United States Army during the Second World War. It consists of: (1) transmitter/receiver, (2) hand generator, (3-4) handles for hand generator, (5-6) legs for hand generator, (7) leg and seat for hand generator, (8) power cable, (9-10) two pairs of headphones, (11) microphone, (12) morse key, (13) aerial.

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Ice and snow drill equipment

Record: Y: 52/43/3

A 1-metre iron extension rod for an ice and snow drill. Used by the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Ice and snow drill equipment

Record: Y: 52/43/4

A 2-metre aluminium extension rod for an ice and snow drill. Used by the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Sounding rod

Record: Y: 52/44/1-2

Two 1-metre aluminium sounding rods used by the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52. They were used for determining the depth of new snow over neve.

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Sounding rod

Record: Y: 52/45

A 2-metre aluminium sounding rod used by the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52. It was used for measuring the accumulation of snow and as a triangulation point stake for measuring glacier movement.

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Sock

Record: Y: 52/46

A dog skin sock (fur-side in), supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52 by A/S Kolbjørn Knutsen & Co. of Oslo. This type of sock was moderately popular with the members of the expedition as it was warm, but was found to make the feet sweat and took time to dry. It was used by some as a soft outer boot for limited work around camp.

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Moccasin

Record: Y: 52/47/1-2

A pair of leather moccasins used by Alan Reece on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Expedition 1949-52. Moccasins were preferred to other soft footwear for use in the field, but were found to quickly bccame wet when going in and out of warm huts.

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Ration box

Record: Y: 52/51/1-17

A wooden ration box (1) containing empty cardboard boxes and plastic packets representing the rations supplied to the South Georgia Survey 1951-52. The rations were packed by Andrew Lusk & Co. Ltd. The rations would include cube sugar (2-3), butter (4-5), oats (6-8), pea flour (9), biscuits (10), milk powder (11), chocolate (12-14).

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Trypot

Record: Y: 52/53

A sealers' iron trypot, made at Wapping Docks, London, and dating from about 1800. It was found on King Edward Point, Grytviken, South Georgia, where it stood near the Magistrate's house until 1952. Try-pots were supported on brick bases, often mounted in series to conserve heat from fires beneath them, and were used for boiling seal blubber to extract the oil.

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Compass

Record: Y: 52/55/1-2

A P11 type aircraft compass (Y:52/55/1), number 32736HC, manufactured by Kelvin & Hughes (Aviation) Ltd. with a grey wooden box (Y: 52/55/2) This type of compass was used while sledging during the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) from 1945-50, and perhaps later.

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Ship's bell

Record: Y: 52/59

The ship's bell from Terra Nova, with a metal stand not of marine origin. The bellrope was made in 1975 and is not original.

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Dog harness

Record: Y: 52/61/1

A lampwick dog harness, made by R.J. Adie in 1953 to a FIDs pattern modified by Adie. Used on the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS). The dog's name 'JOE' is embroidered in blue wool.

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Dog driving equipment

Record: Y: 52/61/2

A side trace rope of tarred marline with a looped spliced at each end, used by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS). Catspaw knots would be used to attach the side trace to the clip hook and the side trace to the ring of the centre trace.

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Dog driving equipment

Record: Y: 52/61/3

A side trace rope of tarred marline with a looped spliced at one end and a clip hook at the other. This trace was used by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) and was modified by R.J. Adie. The side trace would be attached to the centre trace by a catspaw knot.

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Goggles

Record: Y: 52/62

A pair of polaroid snow goggles with green plastic lenses. Used by V.E. Fuchs in Graham Land 1948-50 during the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS).

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Record: Y: 53/16a-b

Two mounted specimens of emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri): an adult male (a) and a newly hatched chick (b). They were collected from Dion Islands, Marguerite Bay by a party from the Stonington Island base of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1949.

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Sealing lance

Record: Y: 53/17

A sealing lance found in tussock grass at King Edward Point, Grytviken, South Georgia by R.M. Laws in 1951. It is probably American in origin and may date from the late-nineteenth century.

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Crampon

Record: Y: 53/25

A pair crampon-shoes developed and used during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) when working on ice slopes of glaciers or on hard névé. Of the many types of crampon tried on the expedition, these proved to be the most comfortable and easy to adjust.

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Crampon

Record: Y: 53/26/1-2

A pair of crampons, metal and leather, each with five metal spikes. This was the first type of crampon made in England for the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery), and was also used during the early stages of the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). The design was found to be unsuitable as it allowed snow to get between the footwear and the crampon.

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Egg

Record: Y: 53/27/1

An emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) egg, collected by Bernard Stonehouse from Dion Islands, Marguerite Bay in June 1949.

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Egg

Record: Y: 53/27/2

An emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) egg, collected by Bernard Stonehouse from Dion Islands, Marguerite Bay in June 1949.

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Snow brush

Record: Y: 54/15

A snow brush with nylon bristles. Supplied to the RAF unit which accompanied the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52 during the first southern cruise of the expedition ship 'Norsel'.

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Face mask

Record: Y: 54/16

A chamois leather face mask made by Charles Swithinbank to wear when motorcycling at Maudheim during the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Cooking pot

Record: Y: 54/17/1-3

Nesting cooking pots consisting of an outer pot (Y: 54/17/1), inner pot (Y: 54/17/2) and lid (Y: 54/17/3), manufactured by Ilovan of Norway. They were used on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Bowl

Record: Y: 54/18/1-3

Three nesting aluminium bowls manufactured by Høyang of Norway and used on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Tooth

Record: Y: 54/6

A sperm whale tooth, 136mm in length.

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Goggles

Record: Y: 55/15a-b

A pair of snow goggles with round blue-grey Crookes B2 glass lenses (a) in a case (b). Made by Theodore Hamblin Ltd. of London and used by B.B. Roberts during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). The lenses are specifically designed for a wearer with astigmatism.

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Goggles

Record: Y: 55/17a-b

A pair of snow goggles with Bakelite eye pieces (a) in a leather case (b). Made in Sweden, manufacturer unknown. Supplied to the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52.

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Fram

Record: Y: 56/16

A 1:64 scale model of Fram as she was when built by Colin Archer at Larvik in 1893. The model was made by W.H. Honey.

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Sledge

Record: Y: 56/17

A dog sledge from the hut at Cape Evans, probably belonging to the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17 (Aurora). It was brought back by Lieutenant Commander M.J. Foster, R.N., a British observer on U.S. Operation Deep-Freeze I 1955-56.

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Ration box

Record: Y: 56/26/1-15

A wooden ration box (1) containing empty metal tins representing the rations supplied to the South Georgia Survey 1955-56. The rations include Fry's 'Pronto' milk (2-4), 'Nespray' powdered milk (5), butter (6), salt (7), corned beef (8), St Ivel processed cheese (9), sausages (10), marmite (11), pea flour (12), dried onions (13), pemmican (14) and an unknown tin (15). The rations also included packaging for Kendall mint cake, chocolate, lemonade crystals and biscuits, but these have been disposed of.

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Radiosonde

Record: Y: 56/4

A radiosonde used for upper air soundings, manufactured by Vaisala of Helsinki, Finland and used on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52. The radiosonde transmitted air pressure, temperature and humidity readings, while altitude and direction were tracked with a ground-based directional antenna, to produce data on wind speed and direction and changes with altitude.

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Rawin transmitter

Record: Y: 56/5

A 396 megacycle rawin transmitter used on the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52. It would have been attached to the radiosonde balloon to enable it to be followed by a radio theodolite.

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Insulating material

Record: Y: 57/2

A sample of 'styropor', an inuslating material used in the Antarctic huts built for the Japanese International Geophysical Year Expeditions in 1956.

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Thermometer

Record: Y: 57/4

A wet bulb thermometer manufactured by Cary of London and marked in degrees Farenheit from -80 to 40. It was used during at Stevenson's Screen (a meteorological screen to shield instruments against the elements), at Cape Royds, McMurdo Sound during the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09 (Nimrod), and was taken from there by Lieutenant Commander Foster during Operation Deep-Freeze I 1955-56.

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Barometer

Record: Y: 58/6

An aneroid barometer with a mercury thermometer, used in the Ward Room of the Terra Nova during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova). Made by Reynolds & Son of London.

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Seal

Record: Y: 59/2

A plaster impression from a copper seal commemorating the voyage of the Jane and Beaufoy led by Captain James Weddell 1822-24. It is believed that the original seal was made for Weddell's private use.

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Sledging box

Record: Y: 59/8/1/1

A wooden sledging box (No. 39) from the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58, containing medical supplies (Y: 59/8/1/2/1-15, Y: 59/8/1/3/1-20, Y: 59/8/1/4/1-30 and Y: 59/8/1/5/1-20).

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Box

Record: Y: 59/8/1/2/1

A brown cardboard box labelled 'Box No. 1 Tablets & Medicines for Internal Use' and containing various medical supplies (Y: 59/8/1/2/2-15). From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Aspirin

Record: Y: 59/8/1/2/11

A cylindrical metal tin containing soluble aspirin, manufactured by Evans Medical Supplies Ltd. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 1 (tablets and medicines for internal use) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Aspirin

Record: Y: 59/8/1/2/12

A cylindrical metal tin containing soluble aspirin, manufactured by Evans Medical Supplies Ltd. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 1 (tablets and medicines for internal use) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Pethidine hydrochloride

Record: Y: 59/8/1/2/14

An empty cylindrical metal tin which contained pethidine hydrochloride tablets manufactured by Evans Medical Supplies Ltd. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 1 (tablets and medicines for internal use) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Ascorbic acid

Record: Y: 59/8/1/2/5

A cylindrical metal tin containing ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) tablets, manufactured by Evans Medical Supplies Ltd. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 1 (tablets and medicines for internal use) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Vitamins

Record: Y: 59/8/1/2/6

A cylindrical metal tin containing 'vitaminorium' vitamin capsules, manufactured by Evans Medical Supplies Ltd. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 1 (tablets and medicines for internal use) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Box

Record: Y: 59/8/1/3/1

A brown cardboard box labelled 'Box No. 2 Surgical and Penicillin' and containing various medical supplies (Y: 59/8/1/2/2-20). From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Sutures

Record: Y: 59/8/1/3/11

A rectangular cardboard box containing four glass tubes of sutures. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 2 (surgical and penicillin) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Sutures

Record: Y: 59/8/1/3/13

A rectangular cardboard box containing three glass tubes of sutures. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 2 (surgical and penicillin) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Ligatures

Record: Y: 59/8/1/3/14

A rectangular cardboard box containing surgical ligatures manufactured by Armour & Company Ltd. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 2 (surgical and penicillin) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Hypodermic needle

Record: Y: 59/8/1/3/15

A unopened packet of steel hypodermic needles in a metal tin. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 2 (surgical and penicillin) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Syringe

Record: Y: 59/8/1/3/16a-c

A plastic 2cc 'Vandermic' syringe (a) in a rectangular cardboard box (b) with a printed instruction leaflet (c), manufactured by Vann Bros. Ltd. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 2 (surgical and penicillin) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Hypodermic needle

Record: Y: 59/8/1/3/18

An unopened packet of No. 1 style steel hypodermic needles, manufactured by Evans Medical Supplies Ltd. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 2 (surgical and penicillin) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Hypodermic needle

Record: Y: 59/8/1/3/19

An unopened packet of No. 12 style steel hypodermic needles, manufactured by Evans Medical Supplies Ltd. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 2 (surgical and penicillin) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Clove oil

Record: Y: 59/8/1/3/2

A cylindcrical metal tin containing oil of cloves (probably in a bottle) manufactured by Evans Medical Supplies Ltd. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 2 (surgical and penicillin) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Surgical and dental instruments

Record: Y: 59/8/1/3/20/1-19

A green canvas roll case (1) containing eighteen surgical and dental instruments (2-19). From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 2 (surgical and penicillin) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies. The set was manufactured by John Bell & Croyden Ltd. of London, and contains, amongst other things, tweezers, haemostats/arterial forceps, dental extracting forceps, a dental mirror, a syringe, and a scalpel and blades.

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Needle

Record: Y: 59/8/1/3/4

A cylindrical metal tin containing suture needles manufactured by Evans Medical Supplies Ltd. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 2 (surgical and penicillin) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Box

Record: Y: 59/8/1/4/1

A brown cardboard box labelled 'Box No. 3 Dressings' and containing various medical supplies (Y: 59/8/1/4/2-30). From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Eye bath

Record: Y: 59/8/1/4/10

A pale blue plastic eye bath. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 3 (dressings) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Dressing

Record: Y: 59/8/1/4/11

A roll of plain wound dressing in a blue paper packet, unopened. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 3 (dressings) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Bandage

Record: Y: 59/8/1/4/12

A roll of 'white open wove' bandage wrapped in dark blue paper. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 3 (dressings) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Bandage

Record: Y: 59/8/1/4/13

A roll of 'white open wove' bandage for surgical use wrapped in dark blue paper, made by T. J. Smith & Nephew Ltd. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 3 (dressings) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Bandage

Record: Y: 59/8/1/4/14

A roll of 'white open wove' bandage for surgical use wrapped in dark blue paper, made by T. J. Smith & Nephew Ltd. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 3 (dressings) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Bandage

Record: Y: 59/8/1/4/15

A roll of 'white open wove' bandage for surgical use wrapped in dark blue paper, made by T. J. Smith & Nephew Ltd. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 3 (dressings) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Bandage

Record: Y: 59/8/1/4/16

A roll of 'white open wove' bandage for surgical use wrapped in dark blue paper, made by T. J. Smith & Nephew Ltd. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 3 (dressings) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Bandage

Record: Y: 59/8/1/4/17

A roll of 'white open wove' bandage for surgical use wrapped in dark blue paper, made by T. J. Smith & Nephew Ltd. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 3 (dressings) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Bandage

Record: Y: 59/8/1/4/18

A roll of 'white open wove' bandage for surgical use wrapped in dark blue paper, made by T. J. Smith & Nephew Ltd. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 3 (dressings) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Bandage

Record: Y: 59/8/1/4/19

A roll of 'white open wove' bandage for surgical use wrapped in dark blue paper, made by T. J. Smith & Nephew Ltd. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 3 (dressings) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Plaster

Record: Y: 59/8/1/4/2

A metal tin containing a 'doctors set' of assorted plasters, manufactured by T.J. Smith & Nephew Ltd. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 3 (dressings) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Bandage

Record: Y: 59/8/1/4/20

A roll of 'white open wove' bandage for surgical use wrapped in dark blue paper, made by T. J. Smith & Nephew Ltd. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 3 (dressings) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Gauze

Record: Y: 59/8/1/4/21

A roll of white absorbent gauze for surgical use wrapped in dark blue paper. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 3 (dressings) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Cotton wool

Record: Y: 59/8/1/4/22

A roll of cotton wool wrapped in dark blue paper. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 3 (dressings) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Cotton wool

Record: Y: 59/8/1/4/23

A roll of cotton wool wrapped in dark blue paper. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 3 (dressings) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Cotton wool

Record: Y: 59/8/1/4/24

A roll of cotton wool wrapped in dark blue paper. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 3 (dressings) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Cotton wool

Record: Y: 59/8/1/4/25

A roll of cotton wool wrapped in dark blue paper. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 3 (dressings) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.

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Gauze

Record: Y: 59/8/1/4/26

A roll of white absorbent gauze for surgical dressings, wrapped in dark blue paper. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 3 (dressings) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.