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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Cyclometer

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Accession no.: Y: 59/8/4/19
Object name: Cyclometer
Title: Cyclometer
Description: A cylindrical metal tin containing a cyclometer (Veeder counter) for use in the integrating unit of an intergrating motor pneumotachograph. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of a sledging box (Y: 59/8/4/1) containing integrating motor pneumotachograph (IMP) equipment, 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 cylindrical metal tin with a round screw-on lid embossed 'EVANS' (Evans Medical Supplies Ltd). Inside the lid is a cork disc with a plastic coating. The lid is marked 'VEEDER // IMP' and the side is marked 'IMP // VEEDER' in pen. The tin contains a cyclometer ('Veeder counter') with five digits in a plastic packet which has been cut open and taped closed.

Dimensions:
  • Height: 102mm, diameter: 66mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)