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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Y: 59/8/4/23
Object name: Canister
Title: Canister
Description: A cylindrical metal canister. 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 canister in a sealed plastic packet wrapped with tape. The canister is printed '[…?] EDS // 100 […?] C WKG // B[…?] 4263 // […?] 56'.

  • Length: 55mm, diameter: 55mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)