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Goggles case

Expedition: Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Endurance)
Materials: textile, leather
Dimensions: 48mm (width), 48mm (height), 80mm (length)
Date: 1914-1916
Ref no: N: 878b

A leather case for pair of coloured snow goggles (N: 878a) made for J.M. Wordie for use during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Endurance).

Physical description:

A dark brown leather case with a fawn-coloured textile lining for a pair of snow goggles (N: 878a). The lid flap is marked ‘Rowley & Co., Ltd. // Dispensing Opticians // Manchester & Branches’ in gold lettering, and tucks into a slit in the top/front of the case. There is a small hole piercing the lid, the purpose of which is unknown.

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