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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Electrical unit


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Accession no.: Y: 59/8/4/2
Object name: Electrical unit
Title: Electrical unit
Description: An electrical unit. 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 clear Perspex unit with four sockets in the base, each with two round holes. On top of the unit is a black plastic casing moulded 'FUSE' on both sides and '10H/1335 // L.1045.C4' on one side. The casing contains a fuse. There is a very long white rubber-coated cable extending from the top of the unit; there is a connector in the centre wrapped with electrical tape and a rubber-coated plug with three round metal pins at the end. Handwritten on a paper label taped to the unit is: 'SNO CAT 24 VOLTS. NEGATIVE EARTH // = LARGE PIN. TWO SMALL PINS + [?] THIS FUSE IV +IVE LIVE'. Scratched in one corner of the unit is: 'WITH LOVE // HSW // JMA'.

  • Width: 30mm, height: 100mm, length: 175mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)
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