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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Head strap

Accession no.: Y: 59/8/5/11
Object name: Head strap
Title: Head strap
Description: A head strap for a face mask. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of a sledging box (Y: 59/8/5/1) 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 beige textile webbing head strap with a metal adjustor. It has a metal hook at one end and two metal poppers backed with leather at the other for attaching to the sides of the face mask. The poppers and hook are backed with elastoplast.

  • Height: 170mm, length: 305mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)