An opened Goldner meat tin

A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. The tin was found on Beechey Island by the Inglefield Search Expedition, 1852. Meat tin supplied by the contactor Stephen Goldner and made of tinned wrought iron sheets soldered together. There are traces of red paint remain on the exterior. The top has been cut off. Impressed on the base is 'GOLDNER . PATENT'. Painted on the side '(11) PRESERVED MEAT TINS FOUND AT BEECHEY ISLAND.' On a paper label stuck to the side of the tin 'Can found on Beechey Island'. Captain Inglefield stopped at the island on his way home to deliver mail to 'North Star'. He reached the island on 7 September and remained there twelve hours.

Object Details

ID: AAA2030
Collection: Polar Equipment and Relics
Type: Meat tin
Display location: Display - Polar Worlds Gallery
Creator: Goldner, Stephen
Events: Arctic Exploration: Franklin's Last Expedition, 1845-1848; Arctic Exploration: Franklin Search Expedition, Inglefield, 1852
Vessels: Isabel fl.1850
Date made: 1845
People: Inglefield, Edward Augustus
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 120 x 108 mm

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