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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 67a
Object name: Goggles
Title: Goggles
Description: A pair of wire gauze snow goggles belonging to Edward Adrian Wilson and used 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 delicate pair of snow goggles with very slightly tinted glass lenses. They consist of two eye pieces made of very fine wire gauze, joined by a bridge over the nose, which is fixed through a loop on the inner corner of each eye piece. The lenses sit in metal frames. The nose bridge is covered with brown textile, and the edges of the eye pieces with a black velvety textile in order to prevent the metal touching the face and causing frostbite. The goggles would be tied round the head by means of the two narrow brown elastic straps knotted through the edge of the eye pieces.

  • Width: 134mm, height: 35mm, depth: 24mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Wilson, Edward Adrian (1901 - 1904)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)