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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 79
Object name: Goggles
Title: Goggles
Description: A pair of modified Inuit-type wooden snow goggles. Used by Captain R.F. Scott during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).
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-style snow goggles, consisting of two wooden eyepieces with large rectangular eye holes, which have been reduced in size by covering over with sticking plaster on the front. The eyepieces are joined together by a short length of textile tape which passes through drilled holes on the inner edge of each eyepiece (the strap has not been knotted). The goggles would be tied round the head by means of the two brown textile tape straps which pass through drilled holes on the outer edge of each eye piece and are knotted in place.

  • Width: 180mm, height: 47mm, depth: 20mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Scott, Robert Falcon (1910 - 1913)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)