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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Y: 59/8/4/24
Object name: Capacitor
Title: Capacitor
Description: A capacitor for use in the integrating unit of an integrating 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 metal capacitor in a sealed plastic packet. The capacitor is printed with blue text reading: 'TYPE CP 48 N // BRITISH MADE // Z 115126 // TCC // "METAL PACK"'. There is a printed paper label inside the packet reading: '10C/Z.115126 // Capacitors, Fixed, Paper // Dielectric (Foil), Tubular, // Metal Case // Qty.1'.

  • Length: 48mm, diameter: 18mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)