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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Y: 59/8/5/4
Object name: Syringe
Title: Syringe
Description: A 5cc plastic syringe with copper pipes and rubber tubes, fixed to a metal plate. 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 5cc plastic syringe, fixed to a metal plate with three metal clips. Attached to the nozzle of the syringe is a coil of copper tubing with a spring; this connects to a valve with a large black plastic knob, which connects to another piece of copper tubing with a spring. Attached to this is a metal pipe with an offshoot at right angles; a short length of red rubber hose is attached to the end of both the pipe and the offshoot.

  • Width: 78mm, height: 41mm, length: 277mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)