A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. An empty soup tin painted red with a small and a large hole in the top. The remains of a label are attached. Probably found in an Inuit cache at Cape Maria Louisa by the Schwatka Search Expedition 1878-79. Heinrich Klutschak reported that an Inuk had told the expedition that he had cached these items under a rock for lack of transport but was unable to find them when he came back.

The label text reads: 'GOLDNER'S,,,GRAVY So...The ...put into...a saucepan whi... water and boiled about...s, then opened and...the ...may be turned into...for the purpose of being...a hole with the...insert the knife...W...& Co Printers.' 'GOLDNER'S PATENT' is embossed on the base.

It was presented to the museum by Sophia Cracroft in 1892.

Object Details

ID: AAA2276
Collection: Polar Equipment and Relics
Type: Tin
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Goldner, Stephen
Events: Arctic Exploration: Franklin's Last Expedition, 1845-1848; Arctic Exploration: Franklin Search Expedition, Schwatka, 1878-1880
Date made: circa 1845
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Measurements: Overall: 102 x 76 mm

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