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Blizzard Mask - Ian Macleod, circa 1960 Object Reg. No: SH 000144

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Face Mask

Three-piece black felt blizzard mask used by Australian geologist I.R. McLeod on expeditions to Antarctica in the late 1950s and in the 1960s.

Part of Museum Victoria's collection of artefacts from the post-war era of scientific exploration of Antarctica.
Description:
Blizzard mask - black felt. Three pieces: face, nose and neck piece. Cut out for eyes, neck piece buttoned at back with two buttons and six button holes for adjustment. Two pieces of tape, one across crown and one from to back to secure to head. Buckle at one side for adjustment. Lined with white felt.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr I. McLeod, 2000
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 30 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: antarctic expeditions, antarctic research, protective clothing safety wear
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Antarctic Clothing, Antarctica Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: EXPLORATION
Secondary Classification: Antarctic
Tertiary Classification: headwear
Commissioned By: Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE), by 1958
User: Ian Macleod, Antarctica, 1958

Although said to have been used by Australian geologist I.R. McLeod on expeditions to Antarctica in the late 1950s and in the 1960s, the specific date in this record may relate to a particular expedition in which he used the mask.

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