Macro Monday Series: Week 1

During our Macro Mondays Series we share a macro shot of something in our collection on Mondays for you to guess. We then give you the answer on Wednesdays. Then, our Curator Jaydeyn, tells you a bit about the item in detail on Thursdays. This is a fantastic way for you to get to know our collection from the comfort of your own home. 
Follow along on our social media channels, or check the website weekly for the new item!

On Mondays we will now be bringing you a macro shot of an object in our collection. The challenge? You’ve got to guess what it is, with as much detail as possible!We will reveal the object and tell its story on Wednesdays.
Our first macro shot is an interesting one… I wonder what it could be?
Have a good guess before scrolling down for the answer!

The object in the macro shot from Monday was one of our Neil Robertson Rescue Stretchers! Did you guess correctly?
This particular form of stretcher is named after John Neil Robertson, who in the early 1900s saw the need for a lightweight stretcher that could be used to lift people vertically (ie from the engine room of a ship, or up a mine shaft).

Scroll down as our Curator, Jaydeyn has made a wonderful video about this stretcher.

Image Credit: Kelly Slater