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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Drill

Image
Accession no.: Z: 406
Object name: Drill
Title: Drill
Description: A drill, consisting of five metal rods, a wooden handle into which the rods screw, and three drilling attachments: a drill bit; a chisel bit, used for initiating holes or clearing ice; and a sampling bit, used for extracting ice samples where a full core is not required, such as for oxygen isotope analysis. The chisel bit is marked 'C. Islep & Co. Ltd.' and the bag is marked 'N.E. Odell'. It was probably acquired in the 1950s.
Classified name:
SPRI theme science and navigation
Current place name Polar regions
UDC
Geographic UDC (*2)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 8
Full description:

A cylindrical brown canvas bag with a leather base and leather cap. The cap is fixed in place with two leather straps with metal buckles. There is a grey leather carrying strap with a metal buckle running the length of the bag. The bag contains a drill, consisting of five metal rods, a wooden handle into which the rods screw, and three drilling attachments: a drill bit, a chisel bit and a sampling bit. The chisel bit is stamped 'ENGINEERS // C. ISLEP & CO. LTD. // LONDON S', 'T' is scratched into the handle, and there is a paper tag attached to the bag marked 'N.E. Odell to [?]'.

Dimensions:
  • Length: 970mm, diameter: 115mm