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MA20: Maritime Sale

A Pair of Handmade Stitched Brown Two Piece Leather Snow Goggles Used by FE C Davies Aboard the RYS Terra Nova

Auction Lot MA20/8

A pair of handmade stitched brown two piece leather snow goggles used by FE C Davies aboard the RYS Terra Nova, rectangular cut eye pieces with amber coloured lenses, signed in ink to the front of the left hand goggle 'F E Davies', both goggles initialled to the reverse 'FED', 18cm wide.

A Pair of Handmade Stitched Brown Two Piece Leather Snow Goggles Used by FE C Davies Aboard the RYS Terra Nova (MA20/8) offered in our Maritime Auction starting on 19th October 2021 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

A pair of handmade stitched brown two piece leather snow goggles used by FE C Davies aboard the RYS Terra Nova, rectangular cut eye pieces with amber coloured lenses, signed in ink to the front of the left hand goggle 'F E Davies', both goggles initialled to the reverse 'FED', 18cm wide.

Notes

- Photokeratitis (Snow Blindness) is caused by excessive exposure to UV light from direct and indirect sunlight reflected from snow or ice. Davies was not a fan of wearing snow goggles and recalls being met by Lieutenant Pennell at Cape Evans who handed him his pair saying 'There are lots of navigators in the expedition but only one carpenter' (1)References; (1)Davies, F, E (2020)'With Scott Before the Mast' page 69.

Price Realised

£3,300

Department

Maritime and Sporting

Fine Art Category

Exploration Related Artefacts

Sale Information

MA20: Maritime Sale
Tuesday, 19th October 2021
Okehampton Street, Exeter

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