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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Face mask

Accession no.: Y: 59/8/4/9a-f
Object name: Face mask
Title: Face mask
Description: Five green felt face mask covers (a-e) in a brown cardboard box (f). 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: 6
Full description:

Five bright green felt face mask covers (a-e) in a square, brown cardboard box (f). Four of the face masks are backed with metal foil; and the face masks are nested inside one another. The box is fixed together with metal staples and has a removable lid marked 'IMP // HOODS' in blue pencil.

  • Width: 128mm, height: 103mm, length: 119mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)