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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 65
Object name: Goggles
Title: Goggles
Description: A pair of wooden Inuit-style snow goggles with cross-shaped slits, marked 'R.F.S'. Used by Robert Falcon Scott on the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery).
Classified name:
SPRI theme personal equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 617.7-089.2
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT goggles
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A pair of Inuit-type wooden snow goggles with cross-shaped eye slits. They are carved from a single piece of wood and are shaped to fit the curve of the face. A hole has been made in either side of the goggles, with a narrow black elastic tie knotted through each. There is a drilled hole on the outer edge the eye slits with a green textile tape knotted through each side. The goggles are marked inside with 'RFS' (Robert Falcon Scott) in red paint.

  • Width: 137mm, height: 45mm, depth: 48mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Scott, Robert Falcon ( - )
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)