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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Light bulb

Accession no.: Y: 59/8/4/28a-b
Object name: Light bulb
Title: Light bulb
Description: A 24-volt, 44-watt car bulb (a) in a cardboard box (b). 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 glass light bulb (a) in a cardboard box (b). The bulb is printed '24V 44W // 61 // MAZDA // GAS FILLED // BTH // MADE IN ENGLAND', and the metal rim is stamped 'BRITISH PRE-FOCUS'. The box is orange and white and printed with black and white text, including 'Mazda // CAR BULBS // stay brighter // longer // for Motor Cars // Motor Cycles and // Commercial Vehicles // MADE IN ENGLAND BY THE BRITISH // THOMSON-HOUSTON CO. LTD. RUGBY'.

  • Width: 38mm, height: 62mm, length: 38mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)