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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Y: 59/8/1/4/5
Object name: Plaster
Title: Plaster
Description: A roll of elastic adhesive 'elastoplast' plaster in a reel-shaped metal tin, manufactured by T.J. Smith & Nephew Ltd. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of Box No. 3 (dressings) in sledging box No. 39 (Y: 59/8/1/1) containing medical supplies.
Classified name:
SPRI theme health
UDC 615.472.1:91(08)
Geographic UDC (*7)
Getty AAT dressings (medical equipment)
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A roll of plaster in a red reel-shaped metal tin with a hole in the centre. The lid of the tin is printed in black: 'Elastoplast // TRADE MARK // 1 YD // UN-STRETCHED // 1 3/4-2 YD // STRETCHED // ELASTIC ADHESIVE // PLASTER'. The sides of the tin are printed: 'LENGTH UNSTRETCHED // 1 YD 0.91m. // LENGTH STRETCHED // 1 3/4-2 YD. 1.60-1.82 m. // ORDER No. 1111.'; 'WIDTH 1 IN'; 'Made in England by // T. J. SMITH & NEPHEW LTD., HULL'; 'WIDTH 2.54 CM'; and 'Elastoplast // TRADE MARK // ELASTIC ADHESIVE // PLASTER // KEEP IN A COOL PLACE'.

  • Height: 33mm, diameter: 50mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)