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.

Object Details

ID: AAA2036
Collection: Polar Equipment and Relics
Type: Meat sample
Display location: Display - Polar Worlds Gallery
Creator: Goldner, Stephen
Events: Arctic Exploration: Franklin's Last Expedition, 1845-1848; Arctic Exploration: Franklin Search Expedition, McClintock, 1857-1859
Date made: 1845
Exhibition: North-West Passage
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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