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Expedition: Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Endurance)
Materials: metal, enamel
Dimensions: 32mm (width), 44mm (height), 7mm (depth)
Date: 1914-1916
Ref no: N: 1054

A stopwatch with a metal casing and white enamel face. It was used with a sextant by Captain Frank Worsley for navigating the James Caird during the boat journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia in 1916 during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Endurance).

Physical description:

A stopwatch with a metal casing, and white enamel face. There is no glass. The outer edge of the face is marked in seconds from 5-60 (Arabic numerals), and has a single blue hand. A smaller circle at the bottom of the face is marked in threes from 3-30 (Arabic numerals), and has a single blue hand. The back of the casing is hinged along the bottom so as to open. At the top of the stopwatch is a winding knob and a hanging ring.

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