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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Y: 59/8/4/30
Object name: Potentiometer
Title: Potentiometer
Description: A potentiometer. 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 potentiometer with a brown plastic screw cap and two metal pins marked 'MOT.' (motor) and 'BAT.' (battery). It is also marked 'ARVLES'. The poteniometer is connected to a metal shackle with a screw fastening.

  • Width: 27mm, length: 61mm, depth: 50mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)