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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Goggles

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Accession no.: N: 68
Object name: Goggles
Title: Goggles
Description: A pair of wire gauze snow goggles adapted with leather eye pieces, damaged and in four parts. 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: 4
Full description:

A very damaged pair of goggles, now in 4 parts: 1 x gauze eye piece with leather eye piece attached; 1 x gauze eye piece; 1 x leather eye piece; 1 x textile tie (two ties which have been knotted together in several places). The goggles consist of two wire gauze eye pieces with metal rims which have been covered with a velvet textile to prevent the metal touching the face and causing frostbite. The outer corners have a small hole to take the textile ties (8mm in width) for tying the goggles round the head. The inside corner of the right eye piece has a metal loop to take a bridge over the nose, but there doesn’t appear to be a corresponding loop on the left eye piece – and the two eye pieces are now detached. A circular hole has been roughly cut out of each gauze eye piece, and an oval leather eye piece with a rectangular slit has been loosely and roughly stitched inside – the gauze and leather are still attached in the left eye piece but have become detached in the right eye piece. The gauze is corroded.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 55mm, height: 37mm, depth: 20mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)