A sheet iron cylindrical case and a perforated tin stand for the 9 pint cooking apparatus made for the British Arctic Expedition, 1875-76

A sheet iron cylindrical case and a perforated tin stand to take the cooking lamps made for the British Arctic Expedition, 1875-76, led by Captain George Nares. The iron case is sheathed on the outside with tin to protect the external fearnought cover from the heat of the burners at the base. The inside has a number of brackets onto which the 9 pint stew pan (AAA4004) and 9 pint kettle (AAA4006) sit when in use or packed away for sledging. The stearine and spirit lamps fitted into the tin stand of the apparatus. It contains one of the stearine burner lamps, with its fatty fuel and textile wick. The burner has a round copper lid with a metal handle.

The scale drawing for the case and stand, and the rest of the '9 pint' cooking apparatus, is NPD3864.

Object Details

ID: AAA4349
Collection: Polar Equipment and Relics
Type: Apparatus, Cooking
Display location: Not on display
Events: Arctic Exploration: North Pole expedition, Nares, 1875-1876
Date made: 1875
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: 290 x 320 mm

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