A cylindrical tinned sheet-metal kettle to hold 9 pints.

A cylindrical tinned sheet-metal kettle to hold 9 pints made for the British Arctic Expedition, 1875-76, led by Captain George Nares. The kettle has two rivetted handles, a short spout and elm wood lid with small knob on top. It has a concave base, and was designed to fit inside the tin stew pan (AAA4004) with the snow kettle and fearnought cover (AAA4005) on top when packed for sledging.

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

Object Details

ID: AAA4006
Collection: Polar Equipment and Relics
Type: Kettle
Display location: Not on display
Events: Arctic Exploration: North Pole expedition, Nares, 1875-1876
Date made: 1875
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 152 x 248 mm

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