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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Face mask

Accession no.: Y: 59/8/5/13a-b
Object name: Face mask
Title: Face mask
Description: Two green felt face mask covers. 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:

Two bright green felt face masks, one of which is backed with metal foil, nested inside each other. Both have been stitched to form the face mask shape, and both have a slit and two holes in the edge.

  • Width: 160mm, height: 115mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)