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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Sledging box


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Accession no.: Y: 59/8/4/1
Object name: Sledging box
Title: Sledging box
Description: A wooden sledging box from the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58, containing integrating motor pneumotachograph (IMP) equipment (Y: 59/8/4/2-45), used for determining energy expenditure by analysing expired air to calculate oxygen consumption.
Classified name:
SPRI theme health
Current place name Antarctic regions
UDC 612
Geographic UDC (*7)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A wooden sledging box with a hinged lid (two metal hinges). The long edges of the base, and the sides and front of the lid, are reinforced with metal. There are two wooden battens running cross-wise on the lid of the box (one is now missing). There is a canvas tie rivetted to the front of the box and the front of the lid for tying the lid shut. The lid and front of the box are painted 'MED' and the back of the box is painted 'MRC'. One side is marked 'MASKS Etc.' (handwritten) and the other is stencilled 'REQN No // 132 // C [broad arrow] A // 53 // LBS // T.A.E. // WEDDELL SEA // TRANS-ANTARCTIC // EXPEDITION // W // 5472' with 'MC' written below.

  • Width: 335mm, height: 250mm, length: 530mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)
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