British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913
Airy's Altitude Scale by T. Cooke & Sons Ltd, London, York & Cape Town, No. 781
round aluminium case and back, glass lens over dial face, knob and ring for lanyard on top, engraved on the back '-- PRESENTED BY -- THE MONMOUTHSHIRE BRANCH OF THE LEAGUE OF THE EMPIRE -- TO THE -- BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION OF 1910'
the face 2¾in. (7cm.) diameter
together with a hand sewn cotton cushioned bag stencilled '12' and hand painted 'S Polar' (2)
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Sir Charles Seymour Wright (1887-1975), physicist on Terra Nova, 1910-1913, known as 'Silas' (whose report on the glaciological work on the expedition was written with Sir Raymond Priestley, published in 1922 and considered a classic in its field).