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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 878a
Object name: Goggles
Title: Goggles
Description: A pair of coloured snow goggles made for J.M. Wordie for use during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Epedition 1914-16 (Endurance).
Classified name:
SPRI theme personal equipment
Current place name
UDC 617.7-089.2
Geographic UDC (*726.12) + (*826)
Getty AAT goggles
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A pair of snow goggles with green glass lenses. The lenses are fitted into metal frames, with wire gauze sides and metal rims which have been covered with a fawn-coloured velvet textile to prevent the metal touching the face and causing frostbite. The eye pieces have a metal staple on the inside corners to take an adjustable leather strap (with buckle) which forms the bridge across the nose and joins the eye pieces together, and on the outside corners to take the leather straps for tying the goggles round the head. The leather straps are 9mm wide, with a small buckle on one strap and thirteen holes on the other. The goggles would fold in half at the nose and tuck into the accompanying leather case (N: 878b), marked ‘Rowley & Co., Ltd. // Dispensing Opticians // Manchester & Branches’.

  • Width: 140mm, height: 40mm, depth: 30mm
Associated person(s):
  • : Wordie, James Mann (1914 - 1916)
Associated expedition(s):
  • : Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Endurance) (1914 - 1916)