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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Gas canister and pressure regulator

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Accession no.: Y: 59/8/5/2
Object name: Gas canister and pressure regulator
Title: Gas canister and pressure regulator
Description: Two gas canisters, each connected to a gas pressure regulator. 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
UDC 612
Geographic UDC (*7)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

Two gas canisters, each connected to a gas pressure regulator by an orange hose. One gas canister is black and the other is pale blue-green. The latter is stamped 'TARE 2.4' and has a handwritten paper label stuck to it reading 'Gives explorers [?] when used with O2 or air!' The gas pressure regulators are both moulded 'CALOR GAS PRESSURE REGULATOR // 1946H // TYPE F // PAT PEND' and 'CALOR GAS 1946 TYPE F'. The two hoses are intertwined, and the end of each hose connects to a metal nozzle/valve stamped 'B.I.G. // 104'.

Dimensions:
  • Dimensions: ?
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)