Preserved meat sample from Franklin Expedition
A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. A sample of tinned meat preserved in spirit in a rectangular glass container mounted on a mahogany base with a brass plate fixed to the front. The brass plate is inscribed 'TINNED MEAT SUPPLIED TO THE FRANKLIN EXPEDITION 1845. FOUND BY RESCUE PARTY ON A SLEDGE. TIN OPENED-APRIL 1926'. The tin was opened in 1926 by the Liverpool City Bacteriologist's Laboratory.
|Collection:||Polar Equipment and Relics|
|Display location:||Display - Polar Worlds Gallery|
|Events:||Arctic Exploration: Franklin's Last Expedition, 1845-1848; Arctic Exploration: Franklin Search Expedition, McClintock, 1857-1859|
|People:||Liverpool City Bacteriologist's Laboratory|
|Credit:||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.|
|Measurements:||Overall: 114 mm x 137 mm x 85 mm|
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