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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Sunburn oil

Accession no.: Y: 59/8/4/46
Object name: Sunburn oil
Title: Sunburn oil
Description: A glass bottle containing sunburn oil, manufactured by Evans Medical Supplies Ltd. 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 615.472.1:91(08)
Geographic UDC (*7)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A round brown glass bottle with a white-painted metal screw-on cap. The bottle is moulded 'J555 // 2 // 33' on the base. There is a yellow paper label on the front of the bottle, printed with black text and sealed on with plastic. The label reads: 'Sunburn Oil // May slightly affect plastic (goggles etc.) // K5758 // Evans Medical Supplies Ltd. // Liverpool and London.' The contents of the bottle are still present.

  • Height: 106mm, diameter: 38mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)