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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Y: 59/8/5/5
Object name: Galvanometer
Title: Galvanometer
Description: A moving coil galvanometer for measuring current. 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 moving coil galvanometer with a round black plastic casing, and red underside, with a glass front. There are two round metal pins protruding from the underside. It has a single needle, and a scale marked from 0 to 10 T. The face is marked '[broad arrow] // MOVING COIL // 1953 // 10Q/79 // TYPE V3345 // NO 39973 // RES 250Ω'.

  • Diameter: 74mm, depth: 62mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)