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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Goggles

Image
Accession no.: N: 67b
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 bridge is now broken so the goggles are in two parts. The lenses sit in metal frames. The nose bridge is covered with pale 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 textile tape ties which are passed through slots in the side of the goggles and stitched in place.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 132mm, height: 33mm, depth: 22mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Wilson, Edward Adrian (1901 - 1904)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)