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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Y: 59/8/5/34
Object name: Box
Title: Box
Description: A brown leather case, perhaps for a pocket watch, with a circular hole cut from the lid. 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 square brown leather case with a hinged lid and metal clasp. It has a brown velvet lining and a circular indentation in the base to take a pocket watch or similar. A circular hole has been cut out of the lid, and there are four round metal discs stuck in the corners of the lid (corroding). The outsides of the lid and base of the case are covered with foam (disintegrating).

  • Width: 80mm, length: 80mm, depth: 35mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)