Oxygen Frame Pack: Oxygen Bottles
Oxygen frame pack complete with two air bottles, mask and tube with pressure gauges. Dual oxygen bottles which contained 800 litres when full and weighed 11 1/2lbs (including reducing valve = pressure gauge) Worn by Edmund Hillary on successful attempt to reach summit of Mt Everest, 1953.
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Used by Edmund Hillary on the first ascent of Everest, 1953
Item gifted to NZ Alpine Club by Hillary, as part of the ongoing collections deposited by the NZ Alpine Clib collections to be held in long-term trust by Canterbury Museum. See Press, 25 August 1954, and undated newspaper article of similar date - Museum Manuscripts Collection, Canterbury History Dept Related Documents.
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