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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Y: 59/8/4/22
Object name: Spanner
Title: Spanner
Description: A double-headed metal spanner. 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 double-headed shiny metal spanner with a square hole in the centre, and a hole by either head. It is stamped 'MEDICAL // BOC // DIVISION'.

  • Width: 58mm, length: 155mm, depth: 21mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)